JON WALTERS believes there will be more “twists and turns” before the Premier League relegation issue is decided.
The Republic of Ireland international played a key role in last weekend’s win over Queens Park Rangers that lifted Stoke six points clear of the drop zone with four games remaining, starting with the visit of Norwich on Saturday.
Tony Pulis insists the Potters need another three points to secure safety and Walters, whose second half penalty sealed a 2-0 win over QPR, is in no mood to disagree with his manager.
Speaking to the Potters Matchday Magazine for this weekend’s game, he revealed: “Our mind set is purely on the next game, trying to beat Norwich.
“We’ve got a decent goal difference but if you get a win and then lose a few games on the bounce it’s inevitable that your goal difference will take a hit. Wigan can pick up points; Aston Villa are a young team but on their day they can be excellent. I’ve seen them tear teams apart but be very unfortunate and not get what they necessarily deserved.
“Villa and Wigan are both going to pick up points and that will drag other teams into it. I know a lot of teams have got to play each other, we’ve got to play Norwich and Sunderland, and Wigan and Villa have got to play each other on the last day, so there will be plenty of twists and turns.”
There’s more from Walters in the Matchday Magazine, which will be on sale prior to kick-off on Saturday, priced at just £3.50.
The 100-page perfect-bound publication is packed full of interviews and features with all of your favourite City stars, including US international Brek Shea (Socially Speaking) and Cameron Jerome (Getting To Know).
Tony Pulis delivers his pre-match thoughts in his exclusive column, while Chief Executive Tony Scholes, skipper Ryan Shawcross, Nigel ‘The Voice’ Johnson, and fans-favourite Mickey Thomas offer their thoughts.
There’s also a tribute to former Potters midfielder Paul Ware, who passed away last week at the age of 42.
Make sure you pick up a copy ahead of the game from one of the many distributors situated around the stadium or online by clicking HERE.