Stoke City’s Lee Gregory has explained how the dramatic win over Swansea last time out has raised spirits going into the weekend clash at Fulham.
Nathan Jones’ side had been without a win in 11 Championship fixtures before Scott Hogan’s late strike sealed all three points in Wales.
And, speaking to the club’s media, summer signing Gregory revealed how it gave the players a real confidence boost as they moved to within three points of safety.
“Everyone came in on the Monday afterwards and we were all buzzing. It’s something we’ve needed for a long time and credit to the lads, because we put a performance in. We knew that it was coming.
“We have a foundation to build on, we’ve got a great squad in there and I’m confident we can start moving forwards now.”
Of course, it won’t be an easy task for the Potters against Scott Parker’s side who will arrive in Staffordshire just outside the play-offs and within three points of top spot.
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Gregory faces a battle to keep his place in the XI with Hogan, who scored the decisive goal, and Sam Vokes both impressing when they came on against the Swans.
This is a good insight from Gregory and it highlights just how big a relief it would have been for the players.
Those winless runs are really challenging for everyone and even when Stoke played quite well they somehow found a way to lose some games.
So, that will give them the confidence they needed and it’s about building on that moving forward, although Fulham are not the team you want to be playing when you’re searching for a rare home win.
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