Stoke boss Tony Pulis is targeting a return to the Europa League following his side's good form this season. The Potters qualified for Europe as last year's FA Cup runners-up, but the Welshman believes they have every chance of earning a spot on the merit of their league position.
"It's something we should aim for and I'm sure players and fans alike would relish the challenge if we ever got there again.
"That's not to overlook how tough it was with the number and timing of the games and how that affected our league form.
"It takes a lot to get used to games coming thick and fast on a Thursday and then a Sunday, not to mention the fact they kindly gave us away games in the league after virtually every away game in Europe - and they were long trips.
"But having the odds against us is what gets us going as a club, and that includes our fans."