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Nathan Jones wants more goals from midfielders next season

Posted on August 16, 2019  in Uncategorized

Stoke City manager Nathan Jones has said that he wants more goals from midfielders next season following the club’s dismal tally of 45 goals from 46 appearances. The Potters had the third-best statistic in terms of clean sheets during the previous campaign but the lack of cutting edge in the final third cost them in the pursuit of Premier League promotion.

Speaking to reporters, Jones said that he wants more contributions from the centre of the park after struggling to do so during the backend of the previous season, he told: “We want our midfield players to score. We want to score more than we did last season. Our defensive record was magnificent last season and if we can have that defensive record, then add goals from all different areas, then we will be a much better and more fluent side. I would have liked more goals, but we’ve got four more games to sharpen them up. We want our midfield players to score and we want to be better from set plays. So all over we want to improve.”
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Nathan Jones disappointed after frustrating draw against Rotherham

Posted on April 29, 2019  in Uncategorized

Stoke City manager Nathan Jones cut a frustrated figure on Saturday afternoon after his team squandered a 2-0 advantage against Rotherham United to settle for a 2-2 draw. The Potters earned a comfortable two-goal advantage before the break with Sam Vokes and Sam Clucas finding the scoresheet but they could not sustain the same pressure in the second period where Rotherham made the comeback.

Goals from Will Vaulks and Matts Crooks levelled the proceedings for Rotherham in the second half and the Potters were eventually lucky to come up with a point after some top-notch goalkeeping from Jack Butland at the end. Speaking after the game, Jones was far from pleased with the showing and emphasised the need to concentrate through the entire 90 minutes.
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Sam Clucas reveals Gary Rowett’s long-term interest in him

Posted on September 8, 2018  in Uncategorized

New Stoke City signing Sam Clucas has revealed that Gary Rowett has held an interest in acquiring his signature since his managerial reign at Derby County. The 27-year-old joined the Staffordshire outfit on a permanent basis on transfer deadline day after spending just a single season with Swansea City.

At the Liberty Stadium, Clucas had a good debut campaign with six goals from 33 appearances but he was nevertheless allowed to leave the club after Stoke made an offer difficult to refuse. Speaking to the club’s official website, Clucas confirmed that Rowett had maintained an interest in signing him since he was at the helm at Pride Park.
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