Peter Crouch is confident Stoke City are heading in the right direction and has assured supporters they will soon see the benefits of the new style of play. "There has to be a bit of patience," he told The Sentinel.

"It's always difficult changing styles, and when a new manager comes in there's normally a settling in period.

"But we've got the right ideas, and I believe we're heading in the right direction.

"We've played some good stuff, although a couple of games at home haven't been great. But it's only a matter of time before everything clicks and we go on a good run."

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