Potters captain sets sights on an upturn in fortunes...
RYAN SHAWCROSS believes it is only a matter of time until the Potters bounce back to winning ways.
Mark Hughes’ men dropped town to 17th place at the weekend after suffering a disappointing 2-1 defeat at home to AFC Bournemouth.
However, despite that frustration, the City skipper remains in relatively upbeat mood and believes the league table will have a far healthier look to it come the end of the season.
“There is no hiding from the fact that the past few weeks have been disappointing,” Shawcross told Stoke City+.
“We disappointed ourselves at the weekend, especially during the first half, although we were vastly improved in the second half - although sadly we couldn’t get that second goal.
“It’s not been a nice period for us, but if we can get a win at Watford next week then everything will look a lot brighter."
“Of course, the lads are a little bit down at the moment because we want to be winning matches, but we have to remember this is a marathon not a sprint.”
He added: “I am sure we will turn things around soon - we don’t judge ourselves after eight or nine matches, let’s see where we are after 38 - I am certain we will be in a far healthier position.”