Stoke City boss Tony Pulis insists he's behind the club's push to improve their academy.

Pulis is angry over claims he will quit Stoke over the clubs focus on their youth system.

"I have my own feelings on the Academy but it is the most important thing the club has to achieve over the next five years.

"The whole set-up has been poor in lots of respects. The club realises that and is doing its best to correct that. To say I am not for the Academy is nonsense.

"I have reservations about the way it is run but every club needs a vibrant youth policy."