Walters wants to play on
Stoke striker Jon Walters insists he does not need a rest and is keen to be involved in Saturday's FA Cup third round tie at Gillingham.
Last Updated: 05/01/12 10:23am
Stoke City striker Jon Walters insists he does not need a rest and is keen to be involved in Saturday's FA Cup third round tie at Gillingham.
Walters has started every Premier League game for the Potters this season and has appeared in all bar two of the club's 32 fixtures in all competitions.
The Republic of Ireland international has been tipped to be left out of Tony Pulis' side for the weekend trip to League Two outfit Gillingham in order to take a break.
However, after playing his part in Stoke's run to the FA Cup final last season, Walters wants to be involved again as the Potters set out on the road to Wembley.
"Recently, I've been doing just as much as I was at the start of the season," Walters told The Sentinel.
"In the Championship, I played Tuesday, Saturday, Tuesday every week. You can only get fit playing games.
"I want to be playing every game we are involved in, but it's up to the manager what team he picks.
"We had an excellent run last year in getting to the final, and once you've been there you want to get there again.
"I think this time of year is nice for the fans, but it's difficult for us.
"To play another game is difficult, but it's what we are paid to do and you can't help but enjoy it. I wouldn't want to be doing anything else."