Shawcross warns Bolton

Stoke out to end their five-match winless run against Trotters

Ryan Shawcross: The Stoke skipper insists they will not do Bolton any favours in their relegation fight at the Britannia Stadium on Sunday

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Ryan Shawcross insists Bolton will not get an easy ride from a Stoke side looking to end their season on a high.

Bolton know that only a win at the Britannia Stadium on Sunday, combined with a QPR defeat at Manchester City, will be enough to see them avoid relegation.

But the Potters will be out for revenge following the 5-0 mauling they suffered at the Reebok Stadium back in November in which Chris Eagles and Ivan Klasnic both bagged a brace to add to Kevin Davies' opener.

And the players have got their hearts set on finishing a remarkable season that included Europa League football by matching their best-ever haul of 47 points from two years ago.


Shawcross told reporters: "There's a lot on the game for us as well. We are professional footballers and we always want to win games.

"But we also want to equal our best points tally in the Premier League. However desperate they are for three points, we are even more so."

Meanwhile, Shawcross has urged new England boss Roy Hodgson to hand Potters player of the year Peter Crouch a seat on the plane to Euro 2012.

"Hopefully Crouchie will be picked for England," he added.

"Over the season he has done really well and he deserves it. You need different options and Peter gives you that."

Who will be relegated on Sunday?

  • Bolton
  • QPR