Saturday 24

Stoke City

Butland echoes boss' Potters culture comment

12th February 2018, 09:49 by Simon Barlow

Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland echoed Paul Lambert's comment that there is "no blame culture" at the club after the draw with Brighton.

Butland watched on as Charlie Adam failed to convert the late penalty against one of the Potters' relegation rivals at bet365 Stadium, admitting the 1-1 draw felt like a loss.

He told reporters: "It does feel like a defeat.

"The effort and intensity and quality of football that we played in the second half warranted a win.

"We have created chances, but unfortunately not managed to take them, and the penalty was one of those things - sometimes they go for you, sometimes they don't. Unfortunately it didn't go our way.

"But we move on, we stick together. There is no blame culture, we just get on with it and we prepare for Leicester [on February 24 at King Power Stadium]."

Butland has no doubt the Potters have improved since Lambert's appointment as manager.

He told Stoke's official website: "[We are] really, really pleased with the improvement in performances since the manager has come in.

"We are finally feeling like we are in games and can be taking points."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Simon Barlow has a wealth of journalism experience and in-depth knowledge in a number of sports. As well as his extensive football knowledge, Simon is also well versed on cricket, tennis, American Football and cycling amongst others.

More Stoke City

Stoke City

Lambert ready to attack Leicester

23rd February 2018, 14:01

Stoke City boss Paul Lambert insists his team will play on the front foot during their clash with Leicester on Saturday afternoon.

Stoke City

Foxes trip too soon for Crouch

23rd February 2018, 10:54

Stoke are again without Peter Crouch for Saturday's Premier League trip to Leicester while there are doubts over "one or two" others.

Stoke City

Lambert weighs up Campbell inclusion

22nd February 2018, 16:41

Boss Paul Lambert says he could promote starlet Tyrese Campbell to the Stoke squad for the game at Leicester in Peter Crouch's absence.

Stoke City

No points tally in mind - Lambert

22nd February 2018, 16:09

Stoke City boss Paul Lambert says he doesn't know what points tally will secure Premier League safety this season.

Stoke City

Potters delaying season ticket news

21st February 2018, 17:26

Stoke's current battle to avoid relegation has resulted in the club delaying details of their season-ticket prices for 2018-19.

Stoke City

Stoke strengths and weaknesses identified by Lambert

21st February 2018, 12:03

Stoke boss Paul Lambert believes he has got to know his players in depth after a month in charge and has identified their flaws.

Recent Sport Headlines

Grimsby Town

Campbell ‘definitely interested’ in talking to Grimsby about managerial vacancy

23rd February 2018, 23:23

Grimsby are open to talking to Sol Campbell about their vacant managerial position - and the former England defender wants to make it happen.


Giggs' coaching team nearly complete

23rd February 2018, 22:59

Wales manager Ryan Giggs is reportedly on the verge of naming his coaching team.


No Dubai outing for Federer

23rd February 2018, 20:02

Roger Federer will not be competing at the 2018 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, tournament director Salah Tahlak confirmed.


Stoke expected to play - Morgan

23rd February 2018, 19:53

England captain Eoin Morgan says Ben Stokes is in line to return for England in Sunday's ODI against New Zealand.


New deal talks hit stalemate

23rd February 2018, 19:29

Tom Rogic has rejected Celtic's offer of a new contract with 15 months left of his current deal, according to reports from Australia.


Rangers boss refuses to be drawn on catching Celtic

23rd February 2018, 19:08

Rangers boss Graeme Murty has refused to be drawn on talk of a potential title challenge from his resurgent side.

Grimsby Town

Grimsby open to talking to Sol Campbell about managerial vacancy

23rd February 2018, 19:07

Grimsby are open to talking to Sol Campbell about their vacant managerial position.

West Bromwich Albion

Baggies nearing full strength

23rd February 2018, 18:43

Nacer Chadli, James Morrison, Kieran Gibbs and Jake Livermore are all available for West Brom’s meeting with Huddersfield.