Walters targets strong finish

Ireland striker praises endurance of his Potters team-mates

Jon Walters: Stoke striker wants his team to finish season strongly

Stoke City striker Jon Walters is confident the club's marathon men can last the course of the season.

Tony Pulis' men need just three wins from their last eight games to match their best points total of 47, and there is also huge belief in the camp they can surpass their highest league finish of 11th.

Their involvement in the Europa League - which stretches back to last summer - means they have already played 48 games this term.

That is 14 more than Norwich City and 15 more than Swansea City who sit two places above them.

Fresh

Walters, who has formed a productive partnership with Peter Crouch this term, has featured in 44 games so far but is showing no signs of fatigue.

"Everyone seems to be fresh and we are looking forward to the run-in," he told The Sentinel.

"People are asking if we are tired because we have had a hell of a lot of games up to now. But there aren't many three-game weeks left.

"We finished a three-game week by playing Manchester City, but in the 90th minute the lads were still bombing on as well as defending. We were right at it."