Tony Pulis will support Kenwyne Jones as he struggles for form during a messy divorce.
Stoke’s club record £8m signing has found the net just once in his last 16 outings but could start against West Ham on Sunday.
‘This family situation has really affected him. But this football club supports its players,’ said Pulis.
'We did so with Matty Etherington, we did so with Danny Higginbotham last week whose wife had a baby. And we shall do so with Kenwyne.'