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Danny Batth keen to transform Stoke City’s fortunes in the Championship

Posted on February 23, 2019  in Stoke

Stoke City’s winter signing Danny Batth is determined to transform the club’s fortunes despite an unfruitful start to his career with the Staffordshire outfit. The experienced centre-back joined the Potters from Wolves on a permanent basis in January and he has since directly made the lineup with the surprise of the captain’s armband.

In the opening two games, Batth has witnessed the Potters suffer defeats against Hull City and West Bromwich Albion respectively but he remains upbeat for a change in momentum during the upcoming game at struggling Wigan Athletic, he enthused: “It’s a great stadium and a great fan baseand I’m looking to do well for the club and the fans. They’ve had a tough few years, so if I can be part of the revival, and what the manager is trying to do, fantastic. We have to really build and use the rest of the season in a positive way to try and get the fans behind us and stick to our task.”

Stoke had been scoring with regularity during the opening months of the campaign where their poor defensive organisation cost them points. Thereafter, they managed to make an improvement on the defensive scale under Gary Rowett but that however reduced the efficiency upfront which contributed to the manager’s sacking.

Under Nathan Jones, the Potters have not experienced the best of starts with five defeats from the previous six matches across all competitions and this has dropped them 12 points off the top six positions. Nonetheless, the club they have the slender chance of making a late push for the playoffs, should they build up a winning run starting from the Wigan game on Wednesday night. The Potters can still expect a tough game, as the Latics have attained 80 percent of their points tally at home.

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