Dave Kitson has hit out at pundits already writing off Stoke City's survival chances.

Kitson said: "There are some well-known pundits who played in double-winning sides, league-winning sides and European Cup-winning sides but they've never fought a relegation battle.

"They never knew what was needed to stay up.

"But the fact is, you play the manager's way, if he thinks this is how we win."