Stoke boss Pulis happy Adam hitting goal trail

Stoke City boss Tony Pulis was delighted seeing Charlie Adam prove the matchwinner against Fulham.

Stoke City boss Tony Pulis was delighted seeing Charlie Adam prove the matchwinner against Fulham.

Pulis has made it clear since signing Adam from Liverpool in August that he is looking for goals from him and he was delighted to see the 26-year-old in the right position this afternoon to make the most of a knockdown from striker Peter Crouch.

"We have just asked Charlie to follow Peter around - to get closer to Crouchy, because we think he has real ability and we want him to do it in the final third of the pitch rather than the other two thirds," Pulis said.

"For a while he has just been Charlie, playing his own game. He is like a schoolboy at times - he just goes out there and loves the game of football.

"But we are pretty structured, organised and disciplined, and we need him up around Peter.

"If he gets up there enough, Crouchy does fantastically for us and Charlie will get the opportunities to score some goals this season."

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