Stoke boss Pulis explains Begovic demotion

Stoke City boss Tony Pulis has explained dropping Asmir Begovic for defeat to QPR.

Stoke City boss Tony Pulis has explained dropping Asmir Begovic for defeat to QPR.

The rate at which they have been conceding goals - 14 in that four-game sequence - has been a major concern and Pulis dropped goalkeeper Begovic, who had twice been at fault in the 5-0 defeat at Bolton, for Thomas Sorensen.

"I think Asmir is going to be a top goalkeeper, one of the best in the Premier League," Pulis said. "But he has had a run of 40 games and it is a long period for a young lad.

"He needed a rest and Thomas is a great back-up for him."

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