X

Thursday 24
May

Stoke City

Coates calls for Stoke unity

13th February 2018, 15:21 by Alex Jack

Stoke City chairman Peter Coates claims everyone at the club must pull together if they are to avoid relegation this season.

The Potters find themselves down in 19th place in the Premier League table following a 1-1 stalemate with Brighton at the weekend.

With just 11 games of the season remaining, the pressure is piling up on manager Paul Lambert and his players to pick up points.

Coates has been proud of his team's achievements in the top flight over the past decade and knows that everyone will have to pull in the same direction if the Potters are to retain their Premier League status.

He was quoted by the Sentinel, saying: “We’ve had 10 years in the Premier League and we want that to go on.

“I think everybody realises that is a pretty significant achievement, but we are not about to throw the towel in on that now.

“It’s going to be tough, I wouldn’t pretend otherwise, and everybody is going to have to hold their nerve, be it supporters, players, management.

“We are one club, all in this together, all wanting the same thing.

“Every game now is critical and our support is critical. Our supporters have been tremendous and I have always appreciated that.

“But now we need them more than ever.”

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Alex Jack is a Yorkshireman with Scottish connections and well versed in a number of sports. A Leeds United supporter, who also enjoys both codes of rugby. Leeds Rhinos is where you can find him in the summer, while Alex is an avid supporter of Scottish rugby union.

More Stoke City

Stoke City

Rowett promises passion and desire

24th May 2018, 17:37

Stoke boss Gary Rowett has promised passion and desire form his squad when they begin life in the Championship.

Stoke City

Butland reveals talks with 'gutted' Hart

24th May 2018, 12:01

Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland said he spoke to "gutted" Joe Hart to commiserate him after he was left out of England's World Cup squad.

Stoke City

Rowett earns skipper approval

23rd May 2018, 17:26

Skipper Ryan Shawcross has praised the Stoke board's decision to appoint Gary Rowett as the club's new manager.

Stoke City

Potters unveil Rowett

23rd May 2018, 02:43

Gary Rowett is determined to get Stoke back in the Premier League after being confirmed as manager, penning a three-year deal.

Stoke City

Stoke pair to represent Austria

22nd May 2018, 17:52

Stoke defenders Moritz Bauer and Kevin Wimmer have been called up by Austria for their upcoming friendly fixtures.

Stoke City

Derby confirm Rowett Stoke talks

22nd May 2018, 00:25

Derby County boss Gary Rowett has asked for permission to talk to Stoke about their vacant manager's position.

Recent Sport Headlines

Golf

Bjerregaard storms into BMW PGA lead

24th May 2018, 21:03

Denmark's Lucas Bjerregaard fired a sensational bogey-free round to secure the lead on day one of the BMW PGA Championship.

Cricket

Batting form lets down England yet again

24th May 2018, 19:12

England's disappointing form with the bat continued as they were dismissed for 184 by Pakistan on day one of the first Test at Lord's.

Swansea City

Nordfeldt claims Potter would shine in Swansea

24th May 2018, 19:03

Swansea keeper Kristoffer Nordfeldt is adamant that Graham Potter would fit the club's philosophy if he joined the club.

Southampton

Serbia call up Tadic

24th May 2018, 18:57

Southampton star Dusan Tadic has been named in Serbia’s initial 27-man list for the World Cup in Russia.

Hannover 96

Hannover close to completing Wimmer loan

24th May 2018, 18:43

Stoke defender Kevin Wimmer is set to join Hannover 96 on loan this summer, according to media reports in England.

Hoffenheim

Hoffenheim seal Brenet deal

24th May 2018, 18:42

Bundesliga outfit Hoffenheim have announced they have signed PSV Eindhoven defender Joshua Brenet on a four-year deal.

Paris Saint Germain

Edouard ready to join Celtic permanently

24th May 2018, 18:03

Celtic have already agreed terms to keep on-loan Paris Saint-Germain striker Odsonne Edouard, according to reports in England.

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Wolves hoping to complete Boly deal

24th May 2018, 18:01

Porto defender Willy Boly is closing in on a permanent switch to Wolves, according to reports.