Stoke City boss Tony Pulis insists he has the bottle to keep the club up this season.

Pulis, whose men have been in the top flight for five straight seasons, insists this is not the most precarious position they have been in.

"No, the first two seasons were very difficult," he said.

"And the first season I was here we stayed up in the last game of the season against Reading (in the second tier).

"I have been in this situation before.

"The most important thing is to look after the players and giving them the confidence to go out and play."