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Skipper Seeks Improvement

Ryan Shawcross

RYAN SHAWCROSS says he and his Stoke City teammates are determined to produce a better performance when they face Burnley on Tuesday evening.

The Potters are fully focused on tonight’s game at Turf Moor after analysing their display against Tottenham Hotspur - less than 24 hours after the heavy defeat at Wembley three days ago.

City take on a Burnley side who have enjoyed a so far impressive first half of the Premier League season – with the Clarets currently seventh in the table, level on points with sixth placed Spurs.

Shawcross was full of praise for the job Sean Dyche is doing in Lancashire and is anticipating a very close affair when the sides go head-to-head.

“It’s always a tight game when you go there, but it’s always a tight game whenever you play Burnley,” the skipper told Premier League Productions.

“This season, most of their results have been by one or two goals so we need to make sure we’re in the game and when we’re on the ball we go at them and get close to them off it as well.

“We need to go there, produce a better performance than we did at Tottenham not just for ourselves but for our fans because we pride ourselves on playing well and getting results for them."

“It will be difficult because they’ve done brilliantly so far, Sean Dyche has got a system that works and he has a lot of British players that work hard for him as well as possessing quality – it’s a recipe for success.

“He’s a good manager and he’s doing a fantastic job. He has them sitting in the place where we want to be, which is at the top of the rest of the teams in and around us.

“We go there knowing exactly what we need to do and hopefully we will pick up some points from them.”

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