Kamis, 09 Februari 2012

Etherington fires safety warning

Stoke winger Matthew Etherington says the Potters still have work to do to ensure they are safe from relegation.

Stoke are 10 points clear of Bolton Wanderers, who occupy the third and final relegation place and there is no way Tony Pulis' side should get sucked into a relegation battle.

However the winger is well aware that Stoke are still 10 points away from the magical 40 that is usually guaranteed to keep you in the league, and will not settle until they get there.

Last weekend's 1-0 defeat at home to Sunderland has got Etherington a little bit jittery and he says no-one in the dressing room is taking safety for granted just yet.

"The gap is slowly getting smaller and it's time to start picking up some points," he told the Sentinel. "You can never be complacent about these things, but I know we do have a good enough squad.

"There are a couple of games coming up that are winnable (Fulham and Swansea) and we've got to start picking up points."

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