Pulis waits before picking team

Last updated : 07 January 2005 By Rob Stanway
Pulis is obviously happy to have Jarrett on board and he is expected to go straight into the team against arsenal.

He told the official web-site: "It was important to get a midfielder in because Dave Brammer has been for a scan on his groin, where there's a bit of a tear, and we are not sure how bad it is or how long it's going to take, so we will wait until the last moment with him".

Two of the main worrys for Tony are Gerry Taggart and John Halls - two of Stoke's best players this season.
"Gerry got through the reserve game okay, but Rotherham reserves in front of 200 people is a bit different to going to Highbury in an FA Cup tie so we will have to think long and hard about him. As for Hallsy, he's obviously desperate to play, but he's been carrying an injury for a bit, so we might have to take the decision out of his hands as to whether he is fit enough to start."

On Arsenal:

"We know what to expect. They've got a fantastic squad and for a team to go through a full season without losing a game, like they did last term, speaks volumes about everyone connected with the club. We've just got to work on our strengths and keep everything crossed in the hope that it's going to be our day.