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Stoke striker Kitson denies being Pulis mole

Stoke City striker Dave Kitson insists he's not the source of recent leaks from the dressing room.

For the defeat at Chelsea, Kitson was substituted in the 59th minute and momentarily frustrated, he threw one hand upwards before walking off the pitch and directly to the changing room.

Kitson told the Sunday Times: "I appreciate Tony's (Pulis) the manager and has to make a decision. But in the fraction of a second that the number went up on that board, I felt massive disappointment and anger. There's a packed stadium, the game is on television and you feel a certain amount of humiliation.

"What got to me was that I wasn't playing badly. Walking off, I just saw the tunnel in front of me and was thinking, 'I don't want to sit where the players sit and have everyone's eyes on me. I want to get away from it'. I went straight to the dressing room, first time I've ever done that in my life. I showered, calmed down, got dressed and went straight back out to join the guys on the bench where I watched the rest of the game. I was in the changing room for about five minutes."

"I'm not going to have my name attached to false comments to cover up other things at the football club," says Kitson. "I won't have it, because it's not true and it's damaging to me and whatever I may do in the future."



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