Stoke boss Tony Pulis accepts Ryan Shawcross' delayed return from England duty
Stoke City boss Tony Pulis says Ryan Shawcross' delayed return from England duty will not disrupt his weekend plans.
Last Updated: 17/10/12 10:52am
Pulis was expecting to have Shawcross back at his disposal on Wednesday, giving him plenty of time in which to prepare for Saturday's Premier League clash with Manchester United.
He is, however, still in Warsaw as England's 2014 World Cup qualifier with Poland has been pushed back to 4pm on Wednesday after a washout on Tuesday evening.
Pulis admits the situation is far from ideal, but is confident Shawcross will be ready for the resumption of domestic action.
"You can't do anything about it now and I've got no worries about Ryan ahead of Saturday," Pulis told The Sentinel.
"We're training in the afternoon rather than the morning, so that gives him a bit of extra time.
"In the old days they used to play internationals on the Wednesday anyway, so it's nothing new really.
"And with Saturday in mind, I suppose you could look at it we've got one player out there and United have got four."