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Bowen: Stoke must up their pressing game

Stoke City No2 Mark Bowen admits they're still trying to get the players to adjust to manager Mark Hughes' tactics.

One of the ploys Hughes is trying to drive home is for his team to press higher up the pitch.

Bowen explained: : "Ever since we were at Blackburn Rovers the manager has always liked to win the ball high up the pitch.

"Maybe with all the work we have been doing on the training ground about playing from the back we have taken our eye off the ball in that respect.

"We need to press a bit higher, particularly at home."

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