Pulis targets stylish finish

07 May 2009 02:50
Tony Pulis wants Stoke to finish the season in style, so they can deliver the perfect response to those who doubted their top-flight credentials.

Victory against Hull on Saturday will assure Pulis' side of another crack at England's big names next season.

Pulis bristles at the criticism his team have had to take since they came up from the Championship.

"When we got promoted we were tipped to be relegated. We were written off before the season started, never mind the first game," said the Stoke boss. "So it has been lovely to galvanise everyone together, not just the club but the city itself.

"Look at the way the supporters have embraced us. If you work together and stick together, you can get results. We have had to scrap all along. We have become battle-hardened and it has been brilliant to prove people wrong.

"I want to finish the season on a high and hit the 40-point mark. That would be a fantastic achievement for the club and a measure of how far we have come."

Source: Eurosport

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