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The Potters lost 5-1 at St James' Park in December, with the defender, Glenn Whelan and Mark Hughes all dismissed, and the squad are now desperate to "set things straight"

Stoke City defender Marc Wilson is keen to avenge their horror show at Newcastle United when the two teams meet again on Saturday.

The Potters were crushed 5-1 by Newcastle at St James' Park in December, with Wilson and Glenn Whelan were sent off and Hughes sent to the stands.

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Stoke can pull to within three points of the ninth-placed Newcastle with a win in the return fixture at the Britannia Stadium and Wilson is eager to banish the memory of that painful defeat.

"[Being sent off is] a horrible feeling," Wilson told The Stoke Sentinel. "It was the first time in my career I'd been sent off and it was probably the worst feeling I've had. It was a nightmare.

"That was a setback the last time we played them. Myself and Glenn [Whelan] got sent off after playing well, and the manager himself then got sent to the changing room.

"When you have two sent off it's always going to be difficult, especially as Newcastle have got some great players. Now we want to set things straight."

Wilson is enjoying his role at centre-back, expressing a desire to challenge Huth for a long-term starting berth at the position.

"Yes, [challenging Huth is] what I've got to do," he added. "You want to give the manager some food for thought and I just go out and try to give my best every game.

"I'm enjoying playing centre-half and am feeling extremely comfortable. Since I came to Stoke I've enjoyed being here, but even more so now and long may that continue."

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