Belfast Telegraph

Fuller available despite red

Stoke have been assured that striker Ricardo Fuller will not be banned for Saturday's Barclays Premier League opener at Wolves following his red card in a friendly last week.

Fears had been raised that Fuller would be forced to miss the trip to Molineux after he was sent off for violent conduct in Friday night's pre-season game against Wrexham.

However, a statement on Stoke's website on Monday said the club had received confirmation that the Jamaican would be available for the match.

Manchester City midfielder Patrick Vieira also recently escaped a ban from Premier League action after being dismissed in a friendly against Inter Milan.

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