Faye issues Stoke warning

Potters skipper urges his side to keep on fighting

Faye: Stoke cannot afford to be complacent

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Captain Abdoulaye Faye has warned his Stoke team-mates against complacency ahead of Wednesday's trip to struggling Burnley.

The Potters' FA Cup dreams were shattered by a 2-0 defeat to Chelsea on Sunday, and although currently sitting in mid-table, Stoke are not mathematically safe from relegation.

Tony Pulis' men have 34 points with 11 games remaining, but Faye is refusing to take anything for granted.

He told The Sentinel: "The objective of this club is to stay in the Premier League.

"We need to look forward and prepare for the next game against Burnley and be ready to play really well.

"The match is more important than Chelsea. We need to win these games to stay in the Premier League."

Improvement

Faye believes he is getting back to his best form after an indifferent season, which has seen him troubled by a back injury and sent off twice.

The central defender completed his first full game for nearly two months at Stamford Bridge and is ready to kick on.

He said: "It is a long time since I played 90 minutes because of injuries. But now I am fit and I am happy that I've played the full game.

"Last year I was never injured. That's just life, but I am getting better and better. With two more games I will be fine."