Pulis wants top-10 finish
Stoke manager Tony Pulis is calling for one final push to claim what he believes would be a deserved top-half finish.
The Potters have four games of a long but eventful campaign remaining, starting with the visit of Arsenal on Saturday. Stoke have slipped to 14th in the Barclays Premier League but are well clear of the relegation issues concerning the bottom six and are just six points off seventh place.
Pulis wants to secure a top-10 finish for the first time since winning promotion in 2008 and feels that would be just reward for a season which has featured a lengthy Europa League run.
Pulis said: "It has been a long season for us - 52 games already - and we just hope and pray in the next four games we can pick up enough points to be where we deserve to be, and that is the top half of the table.
"The way the lads have worked this year after we started in July - their attitude and commitment has been fantastic - it would be lovely to finish with enough points to be in the top half.
"When it is all finished we will look back - it has been a long, long season, but it has been an exciting season and one I think everyone has enjoyed. What we need now is our supporters to raise the roof and the players to give it a right blast."