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Stoke No2 Bowen says new playing style needs to be bedded down

Stoke City No2 Mark Bowen says he and manager Mark Hughes will stick to their playing principles.

The Potters impressed their fans in defeat at Liverpool.

Bowen said: "How long will it take? Well, how long is a piece of string? All I would say is that we are working on it every day.

"We came here and it would have been very easy when, under pressure as a defender, to revert to launching it forward.

"But I think, overall, we kept playing the way we want and I know our fans want to see it that way. That's what they demand now and that's the way forward for this club."

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