Stoke City manager Tony Pulis believes striker Dave Kitson's loan move to Middlesbrough will allow him to rediscover his early-season form.The former Reading forward, 29, remains the Potters' joint-top scorer this season with three goals. [LNB]Pulis told BBC Radio Stoke: "The big thing for Dave is to score goals and get his confidence back." [LNB]Kitson has joined Boro on a two-month loan deal and could make his debut against Nottingham Forest on Saturday. [LNB]Speaking about how fans would view the decision to loan out the club's top scorer, Pulis added: "Supporters have their own opinions and you have to respect them.[LNB] [LNB][LNB] "But you have to take everything under consideration as a manager. You know exactly what's going on and sometimes more than people outside the football club." [LNB]Midfielder Michael Tonge left the club to join Preston on loan on Thursday and Pulis hopes both players will benefit from regular first-team football. [LNB]"They need to play games," Pulis continued. "They're experienced players, they've been turning up and not playing and then they get frustrated and annoyed."