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Geoff's Ready For Road Trip

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GEOFF CAMERON says Stoke City's players will travel to West Ham United this weekend in buoyant mood having recorded back-to-back victories against Crystal Palace and Walsall at the Britannia Stadium.

The United States of America international watched from the sidelines last night as Kenwyne Jones' hat-trick secured victory over the Saddlers, just four days after strikes from Charlie Adam and Ryan Shawcross completed a spirited comeback against Palace in the Premier League.

It's back on the road again this Saturday however, as the Potters travel down to London, bidding to record their first away victory of the campaign after slipping to a narrow 1-0 reverse at Anfield on the opening day of the campaign.

"It's difficult to go away from home and try to pick up results," he said. "Their players will be sleeping in their own beds on Friday, they will be comfortable in their routine and they will turn up on home soil as favourites.

"Any game away from home is difficult, especially in the Barclays Premier League. When we play at home we make it incredibly difficult for visiting teams, so we have to expect it to be equally as hard when we travel too.

"We go into the game on the back of two good victories against Crystal Palace and Walsall though so we are confident of going down to London and putting in the performance that is needed to get the three points."

The former Houston Dynamo star was rested for Wednesday night's Capital One Cup victory against Walsall, but is expected to return to the side at the Boleyn Ground, having missed just three Premier League games since moving to the Potters last summer.

"I got the night off to rest a little bit which was good, but hopefully I will be back in the line-up again on Saturday," added the 28-year-old.

"I am enjoying it this season. I am still at right back, but it is different to what it was last year. There are more opportunities to get forward and become involved in passages of play, which is good for me.

"I still probably think that my best position is in the middle, but I am still learning the role of right back, and I feel I am getting better each time I take to the field, so long may that continue."

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