Pulis wants goalscorers

Manager set for transfer scouting mission; Pennant targets top 10

Tony Pulis: Will spend the weekend flying around Europe to check on transfer targets

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Stoke manager Tony Pulis will use a weekend off to check on potential summer transfer targets as he seeks additional goalscorers.

Due to the FA Cup semi-finals, the Potters, who had been scheduled to play Everton, are not in action.

And so Pulis will take the opportunity to travel around Europe to scout some targets who have been tipped as potential signings.

"I've got a few games to watch over the weekend when I'll be flying around and looking at a few players recommended over the season," he said.

"The weekend off has fallen at the right time and I like to see players myself. About five of us will be getting around to see if we can find some players for next season.

"We need goals from other areas, not just up front, because we have relied on Peter Crouch too much this season. That's something we are looking at."

No holidays

Meanwhile, Jermaine Pennant insists the Stoke players will "not be on their holidays" for the remainder of the season and are targeting a first top-10 Premier League finish.

Stoke have effectively secured a fifth successive year of top-flight football after collecting four points from their two Easter games - including Monday's 1-1 draw at Aston Villa.

But winger Pennant is adamant Stoke still have plenty to play for, as he said: "We are not on our holidays even though we are safe.

"The manager wants us to finish 10th or higher, because of all the hard work we've put in all season.

"It would be great for the club to do that. We haven't done it before in the Premier League. We are going to keep going until the final game of the season.

"The gaffer wants top 10. We have broken a lot of records for Stoke and he said to the lads, 'you deserve a top-10 finish'."