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Stoke boss Pulis tells new signings: Fans expect hard work

Stoke City boss Tony Pulis has told his new signings life with the Potters is all about hard work.

Pulis says the Brit fans won't accept prima donnas.

He declared: "We need Eidur (Gudjohnsen), Jermaine (Pennant) and Marc (Wilson) to understand it is all about the team and not individuals and [they have] to throw off the shackles of individuality and join the group - that is what it is all about," said the Potters boss, whose side have yet to register a point from their first three matches.

"We've been together for a long time and we have been successful because we are a club and have stuck together in difficult times and we will do the same this time around.

"Our supporters want to see a team which is committed to their club; a team that runs around and gives everything week in, week out.

"There are other clubs who are embedded in wanting to do other things but the supporters work very hard and when they come to watch they expect the players to also do that.

"Eidur and Jermaine have got outstanding talent and we think Marc is going to be a good player technically but unless they work as hard as the rest of the group, unless they are prepared to put it in for the team, then they won't play.

"The team has always come before any individual and Eidur, Jermaine and Marc have been told that on a few occasions already."

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