Stoke City striker Kenwyne Jones is excited about their future under manager Mark Hughes.

Jones, who has started the last four matches in all competitions, feels there has been a definite improvement and believes a first-ever top-10 Premier League finish is a realistic prospect for the Potters this term.

The 28-year-old, scorer of a hat-trick in last month's Capital One Cup second-round home victory over Walsall, said: "I believed that we had the players to produce this type of football but were not getting the chance to.

"Now I am confident that we can do well this season and probably finish in the top 10 - you never know what is going to happen."