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Team News: Erik Pieters to start for Stoke City

Team News: Pieters to start for Stoke
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Stoke City manager Mark Hughes hands a home debut to defender Erik Pieters for their friendly with Genoa at the Britannia Stadium.

New signing Erik Pieters has been handed a home debut by boss Mark Hughes in their final pre-season friendly against Genoa.

The Dutchman has been signed from PSV Eindhoven, and he will start at left-back against the Serie A outfit.

There is also a start for Peter Crouch in attack, with former Barcelona defender Marc Muniesa taking a place on the bench.

Former AC Milan striker Alberto Gilardino has been named in Genoa's lineup by head coach Fabio Liverani.

Stoke City: Begovic, Cameron, Shawcross, Huth, Pieters, Palacios, Nzonzi, Adam, Walters, Etherington, Crouch

Genoa: Perin, Biondini, Lodi, Gilardino, Antonelli, Cofie, Santana, Vrsaljko, Manfredini, Portanova, Bertolacci

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