Ngoy has been one of the ones performing well in the difficult conditions
Verlinden too, who as we speak picks up a pass out left from Bojan before turning inside his man and beating another on the way to the edge of the area. He seeks out Ngoy but a defender reads the pass and intercepts. Unlucky there!
Pitch looks good yeah no problems in that regard
Bury goal here! Substitute George Miller has just come and he receives a lovely reverse pass in the box to take out the defender. He turns and shoots past Haugaard from 12 yards. 1-0 to the visitors.
Bojan and Imbula have useful minutes under their belts here. They've both shown glimpses of what they can do tonight and we know from Charlie Adam's inclusion in previous matches that that can prove useful when called upon by Mark Hughes
Bury corner here as Banks recovers from a moment of hesitation to slide in and chalenge the striker as he approaches byline. Corner.
Decent Stoke play on the counter with Verlinden and then Bojan working forward and then out left to Taylor
He appears to have wasted his chance to square but works inside and finds Bojan wiith a pass on the edge of the box. He does well to find space and thrashes a shot goalwards which is sadly blocked from close range
Another poor tackle from Bury goes unpunished, there's been so many tonight, as Bojan is caught and Bury end up getting a corner. Haugaard punches it clear.
Muniesa booked as Bury get a free kick on the right wing
Stoke sub - Verlinden is replaced by Tyrese Campbell. Two goals already from him since his move from Manchester City
Tom Soares comes on for Mellis for the visitor. Soares actually played with Crouch I think in that Europa League campaign, before heading out on loan
Nine minutes plus stoppages remain here
Crouch does well to make a deep cross into the box from the right. He heads it back across goal ready for Bojan to convert but the keepe dives in nick it clear
A great driving run from Mayor on the counter for Bury weaving in and out down the left before seeing Haugaard save for a corner
It's about getting some decent minutes under the belts of our senior professionals really isnt it, none are really ever going to commit themselves fully as much a vital first team match. Imbula along with Crouch and Bojan will be delighted to have this run out
And Stoke get a late equaliser - it's Bojan!
In came another deep cross from the right and Crouch heads it down for the Spanish forward who takes a touch before firing left footed past the keeper
Five minutes to play before penalties