Stoke City boss Tony Pulis admitted frustration with their winter market campaign.

Pulis confessed to his deep frustration at failing to strengthen his squad last week with a left-back and a central defender following the club's failure to sign the likes of Blackburn's Scott Dann, Birmingham's Curtis Davies or Bolton's Marcos Alonso.

"I'm disappointed with one or two things that weren't done, which is a worry for me, but it wasn't for the want of trying," he stated.