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Boss: 'We Have Enough To Stay Up'

Paul Lambert

PAUL LAMBERT believes his new Stoke City side are more than capable of retaining their status in the Premier League at the end of the campaign.

The former, Norwich, Aston Villa and Wolves boss was unveiled to the press on Tuesday afternoon following his appointment at the bet365 Stadium.

Lambert admits there were several positives to take from the performance at Old Trafford, and understands the task ahead after taking his opening training session with the first team squad yesterday.

Four games against clubs in and around the lower half of the table are first up for the new manager, and the 48-year old understands the challenges the Premier League can bring.

“There are 15 games to go. I was at the game last night and I really thought we did well,” said the Scotsman.

“We had chances, and I saw a lot of really good things. My time starts on Saturday, and if we can get the players working as hard as they should be and get the stadium rocking like it can do, then we will be right up for it.

“We have more than enough to stay up. We shouldn’t be in this position, but the reality is we are. There are some talented guys here and I saw that last night and I also saw that in training today. That quality with the right attitude and support will take us a long way.”

He added: “The Premier League, every game is hard - no matter who you are playing. If you look at the table there isn’t much between us. We are a couple of wins from being higher up the table. We need to get over that line come May. If we do that then we will all have a better summer.”