Stoke City boss Tony Pulis was pleased with the performance of Dave Kitson in last night's Carling Cup victory over Rotherham.

Pulis said: "I was pleased with them all, but particularly Dave (Kitson). He just needs a goal and we are desperate for him to score for us.

"But he is a quality player and brings a lot of quality to the side.

"We have an identity at this club, everybody has a go, everybody runs and runs for the team. That is very important.

"I just hope we get lucky in the draw now, with a home game next. That will really help."