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"More Like Our Old Selves"

Striker Jonathan Walters celebrates scoring a goal

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16:17 23rd April 2013

Walters highlights the reason for a change in fortune

THE SECRET of Stoke City’s morale-boosting success at Queens Park Rangers last weekend was a back-to-basics approach . . . according to striker Jonathan Walters.

The Potters will go into Saturday’s clash with Norwich City at the Britannia Stadium six points clear of the Barclays Premier League’s bottom three after claiming their second win of 2013.

Leading scorer Walters played a key role in the 2-0 victory over QPR at Loftus Road by bagging the second goal – his 10th of the season – from the penalty spot in the closing stages of the game.

The Republic of Ireland was quick to highlight why the seven-game wait for a win came to a satisfying end.

He said: “It was a case of going back to basics - we needed to be solid defensively as a team and get after sides like we used to do.

“I don’t think we had been doing that particularly well this year but on Saturday against QPR we were more like our old selves.

“That was something all of us felt we needed to do and it’s nice that the reward of three points came with it.”

Tickets for Saturday’s game – Stoke’s penultimate home match of the campaign - can booked online at or by phone on the Ticket Office hotline 01782 367599.

Alternatively, they can be purchased in person at the Britannia Stadium Ticket Office or the Club Store in the Potteries Shopping Centre in Hanley.


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