"We have not had much of a look at Stoke yet as we had the game in Russia to think about," he said. "But we will now fully concentrate on working to our strengths and the way we can beat them.
"It's been a hard week for us so it would be nice to finish it with three points on Sunday.
"It's an important game because it gives us a chance to get out of the mini-slump we are in and get the fans back on side.
"But every team will go through a difficult run this season, everybody is desperate for that win, but no-one is at the stage where they are panicking."
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