Pulis hails Potters progress

23 November 2008 02:22
Stoke City manager Tony Pulis is delighted to see his side making a strong bid to avoid relegation back to the Championship. A hard-fought 1-0 victory at home to West Bromwich Albion lifted the Potters four points clear of the drop zone, with Pulis content with the state of play at this moment in time. He said: "We play Hull next week and they have really been the flag-bearers for the Championship in the Premier League this season. "We know it will be a very tough game, but if we get the support of the crowd and if we play to our top form, we will give them a really good game. "The more clubs are involved, the better. We prefer it that way. "The top four clubs will eventually pull away, but for the rest of us, the closer we are together the better. It certainly suits teams who are fighting for points every week. "The thing I would say is, looking at the results this weekend - Fulham have drawn at Liverpool, Arsenal have been beaten, Chelsea have drawn - you can't just wash away any games. "Yes, there are games you can look at and say 'we're going to specifically target those games' but, especially at the Britannia, if we are on it and the crowd are up for it and everything is going the way we want it to, we have every chance."

Source: ESA