STOKE CITY striker Peter Odemwingie has urged his teammates to maintain their superb run of form between now and the end of the campaign and etch their names into the Club’s history books.
The Potters elevated themselves into the top-ten of the Premier League for the first time since Christmas on Sunday afternoon, courtesy of an emphatic 4-1 triumph against Aston Villa in front of the live television cameras.
Since winning promotion back into the top-flight in 2008, City have never been able to end the campaign in the top half, but Odemwingie is hoping that the side can claim a historic finish this time around.
A highest ever Premier League points tally is also on offer should the Potters be able to surpass the 47 they accrued during the 2009/10 season, whilst notching eleven more goals in the final seven games would represent another modern day top-flight landmark.
“We are aware that we have records to break this season,” the Nigerian international told Stoke City Player after scoring his fourth goal for the Club at Villa Park.
“We want to be the best Midlands team in the Premier League, we want to score the highest number of goals and we want to get the best number of points as well.
“It’s not time to relax yet because we still have plenty of games to go. We are in fantastic form, we’re confident, so there’s no reason why we can’t keep our momentum going.”
He added: “I hope we can tick all of those boxes because I feel like this squad is improving each week and it’s what we deserve.”
Goals from Odemwingie, Peter Crouch, Steven Nzonzi and Geoff Cameron claimed maximum points from Villa Park for the first time in over a quarter of a century.
More importantly however, the result ended a seven month long wait for a three-point haul on the road this term, with the previous league away victory occurring against West Ham United at the Boleyn Ground back in August.
“We’ve been looking forward to getting this away win, because it has been a long time since the last,” the 32-year-old stated.
“The reaction from our fans during and after the game showed just what it means to everyone. They were fantastic and we gave them a performance to be proud of.
“They’ve had to wait a long time for another away win this season, and even longer for a win at Villa Park. It was an excellent performance, especially after going a goal down early on.”
The former West Brom and Cardiff star went on to say: “Winning in the manner we did was outstanding. We played some fantastic football and showed plenty of composure throughout the game.
“Everybody connected to Stoke can enjoy this victory.”