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Etherington urging Stoke to push on in the New Year

Stoke City winger Matthew Etherington is hoping the club can continue their good recent form once the New Year ticks over.

The Potters find themselves sitting eighth on the Premier League table and are through to the second phase of the Europa League which adds to the runners-up medal they received from the FA Cup earlier in the year.

Etherington does not see the turn over the year as a good time to reflect on their achievements and would rather kick on and continue to record positive results in 2012.

"You probably don't take it all in - what has been achieved in 2011 - when you are still playing to be honest," he told the Stoke City Player.

"Not in our wildest dreams could we have envisaged being in the position we are in today, but that is all credit to everyone connected to the club because we have all played a part.

"(But) it's important not to stand still and look at what we have achieved though because we want to keep pushing on.

"The time to reflect on our achievements will come when we retire.

"We want to keep this fantastic run going, and people may say that bettering this year won't be possible, but you ask any of the lads in the dressing room and they will tell you different."

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