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Pulis declares new signings must adapt to Stoke style of play

Stoke boss Tony Pulis has no intention of making any concessions to his three deadline-day signings. Stoke have finished 12th and 11th in their two Premier League seasons to date but Pulis was keen to freshen up his squad for the third campaign.

Former Barcelona striker Eidur Gudjohnsen offers them more quality in attack, while Jermaine Pennant gives them pace on the right flank and Marc Wilson a wide range of passing in the middle.

Pulis will not be drastically altering his ways to accommodate the new signings, though, and has warned his three latest signings they will have to work to earn places in the side.

""I'm not bringing in players to curry favour," he said.

"I will always do it the way I think is right and suits this club and its fans, who want to see a team committed to the club and prepared to run around.

"Eidur and Jermaine have outstanding talent and we think Marc is technically talented as well, but until they work they'll not play.

"The team comes first and they've been told that. They have to throw off their individuality and join the group."

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