Rowett Enthused By Performances

Gary Rowett

GARY ROWETT believes it is only a matter of time until his players start backing up their improved performances with a greater points return.

Whilst the Potters head into Saturday’s showdown with Ipswich Town on the back of a seven game unbeaten run, only two of those fixtures have ended in victory.

The side looked on course to make it three against Reading last weekend as goals from Benik Afobe and Tom Ince turned the game in City’s favour, only for the home side to salvage an undeserved point deep into stoppage time.

Speaking to Stoke City+ on Friday, Rowett highlighted the importance of capitalising on the vast amount of opportunities that are being created in matches.

“What has been frustrating more than anything is that we have had lots of chances to have won a lot of the game that we have drawn recently.

“If we weren’t creating those opportunities then that would be a concern, but for us it is more about finishing those off a little better."

“At the same time we probably need to do our jobs a little bit better at the other end too, especially at key periods in matches.

“It is fine margins but as we all know football is often dictated by that, but I think our performances have been positive, they have been good.

“Our attacking players are just starting to really come to the fore - we have been waiting for that potential to come out but we are looking really dangerous at the moment.”

He added: “Now it is just about having that ruthless edge incorporated into our game now because we are doing a lot of aspects of the game really well.”