CONFIRMED: Stoke City line-up v Borussia Monchengladbach

Here is how Stoke City will line up for this afternoon’s match against the German side:

Stoke City starting XI: Butland, Wilkinson, Shawcross, Wilson, Muniesa, Shotton, Nzonzi, Ness, Sidwell, Arnautovic, Diouf

Stoke City begin their pre-season campaign against German side Borussia Monchengladbach today.

It is the first of four matches the Potters will play in the country, with games against 1860 Munich, Schalke and Freiburg next on the agenda.

Today’s game is the first chance for Mark Hughes to assess his summer signings, and to see which other areas may still need strengthening prior to the new Premier League campaign.

New frontman Mame Biram Diouf knows the country’s football teams well having played for Hannover prior to his summer switch to the Britannia Stadium.

Big things are expected of Monchengladbach next season, after they qualified for the Europa League having previously looked doomed to relegation prior to Lucien Favre’s appointment as manager.

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