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Jack's Positive Mentality

Jack Butland - 169 - Training

JACK BUTLAND believes a solid victory could prove to be a real confidence booster as the Potters look to kick-start in the final months of the season.

In what has been a difficult season in the Championship, City welcome Aston Villa to the bet365 Stadium on Saturday looking to provide an end of season boost to everyone around the Club.

The Potters No. 1 insists he will remain positive about the team’s chances of making a last minute charge for the play-offs and everyone is giving their all to make it happen.

“It’s been a long season in the Championship but we want to put in a performance against Aston Villa that will give us a really positive end to the season,” the 25-year-old told stokecityfc.com.

“We want to put the faith back into the supporters and finish the season on a high. Only we are in control of how big a high that will be, but we can start this weekend against Villa.

“You can’t dwell on the mistakes, not forget them but learn from them and progress into the next game, we’ve no excuse for being down, we have to pick ourselves up and find what it takes to win,” Butland insisted.

With games coming thick and fast, the England international admits that there has been some head-scratching moments this season, but he firmly believes that there is still a chance to push up the Championship table.

“We’ve beaten some tough opposition, we’ve been in control of games and found ourselves 2-0 down so there have been some head-scratching moments throughout the season and we’ve been crying out for that really solid win, a 4-0, a real confidence booster that will send us on a real run.

“I am positive, I want us to succeed and be a team that can push into the play-offs towards the end of the season and really give ourselves a chance to get back into the Premier League. I know the manager and the players are going to give everything to make it possible.”

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