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Walters elated after bouncing back for Stoke

Jon Walters was over the moon on Tuesday night after he quickly returned to form for Stoke City.

The 29-year old had a day to forget against Chelsea on the weekend with two own-goals and a missed penalty in the 4-0 home loss but bounced back with a decisive double in last night's 4-1 FA Cup third round replay victory over Crystal Palace.

"It's been a funny few days for me, without doubt," Walters told to the club's official website. "But it's just important not to get too high with the highs and too low with the lows.

"In football you have ups and downs, but you have to try and remain level-headed at all times - because if you don't then you get affected by things.

"I was confident coming into the [Palace] game, there was never an issue about that.

"What happened on Saturday happened on Saturday and you just have to move on.

"I got a bit of stick from the lads at the weekend, but most of that came from me kicking the ball against my own head (while attempting to take a shot in the first half) before I scored the two own-goals.

"It's nice to get a couple at the right end though."

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