Together As One

Paul Lambert

PAUL LAMBERT is calling on Stoke City supporters to create a red hot atmosphere when Burnley visit the bet365 Stadium on Sunday.

The Potters remain five points adrift of safety in the Premier League with four games remaining and Lambert admits the clash with Sean Dyche’s Burnley is a ‘must win’ fixture.

The Scot was again able to draw positives from his side’s performance against West Ham United at the London Stadium when only a last-gasp Andy Carroll goal denied City a potentially massive victory.

Substitute Peter Crouch had given Lambert’s men the lead 11 minutes from time but Carroll, who also joined the action from the bench, dashed their hopes with a 90th minute strike.

The City boss remains convinced his side require three wins from their remaining games but remains optimistic that survival can be achieved.

“People in the stadium and watching on TV saw how much spirit we showed last night,” he declared.

“I still believe we can stay up and so do the players - we’re all right up for the fight that’s ahead of us."

“Our fans have been absolutely magnificent since the moment I walked through the door – I can’t thank them enough.

“They can see that we’re doing everything we can to try and stay in this division and have been with us every step of the way.

“We have to start winning games starting against Burnley on Sunday and I know the fans will make sure the place is rocking from the first whistle to last.”

Tickets for Sunday’s game are still available – visit the bet365 Stadium Ticket Office, or call on (01782) 367599.