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Monday 24 April 2017

Stoke's top ten bid

Stoke boss Mark Hughes. Photo: Nigel French/PA Wire
Stoke boss Mark Hughes. Photo: Nigel French/PA Wire

Stoke boss Mark Hughes accepts his side have it all to do in their bid to secure another top-10 finish in the Premier League.

The Potters are currently ninth, a position they have finished in each of their last three seasons under Hughes, but travel to Burnley tonight having won only one of their last five matches.

Back-to-back defeats to Chelsea and at Leicester have left Stoke eight points adrift of eighth-placed West Brom, while half a dozen rivals are now queuing up behind them.

"We have eight games to go and it's clear what we need to do to at least finish in the top 10," Hughes said.

"The displays against Middlesbrough, Manchester City and Chelsea were very good, however Leicester City not so."

Burnley, five points above the relegation zone in a congested lower-half of the table, can climb to within a point of Stoke with victory at Turf Moor.

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