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Stoke star not worried about angry fans

2011-05-05 11:11:18, Views: 2, Clubcall

Stoke star not worried about angry fans

Ryan Shawcross has insisted he will feed off any abuse he receives from Arsenal fans on Sunday to drive Stoke on to victory.

Shawcross received a hostile reception from Arsenal supporters when he faced the Gunners in February for the first time since he was involved in the challenge that broke midfielder Aaron Ramsey's leg in February 2010.

The defender is expecting another warm welcome from visiting fans still angry about the incident but Shawcross is not worried at any abuse he gets and insists he will be fully focused on helping the Potters try to claim victory in their final game before next weekend's FA Cup final against Manchester City.

Shawcross told The Sun: "I got booed and abused when I went there and it didn't really affect my game.

"If anything, it spurred me on to play better. I'm sure I'll get more of the same this time but I'll be able to deal with it.

"Our fans and players love putting one over on Arsenal. There's a bit of a rivalry there because of past games, and the fans will be as loud as they always are when Arsenal come to the Britannia.

"We want to put on another good performance and we look at it as a game we can win."


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