Shotton targets Norwich win

Stoke looking to keep up momentum following victory over Swansea

Shotton: The Stoke midfielder wants to follow up Swansea win with all three points against Norwich

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Ryan Shotton is hoping Sunday's 2-0 win over Swansea will get Stoke's faltering Premier League season back on track.

The win ended a four-game losing streak in the league that dropped the Potters into the bottom half of the table and in danger of getting sucked into the relegation fight below them.

But goals from Matthew Upson and Peter Crouch were enough to ease them past the Welsh side and Shotton wants more of the same against another of the newly promoted teams Norwich on Saturday.

The 23-year-old lifelong Potters fan said: "In the back of our minds we knew these two matches were going to be massive because you've got the big ones coming up.

"If we can do the same again next week then we're up and running again.

"You can see in the dressing room straight away. The result was a good lift for us, we've just got to carry on and kick on now, that is the important thing."


Stoke boss Tony Pulis rang the chances for this match with Shotton the only player to start the Swansea game that also featured in last Thursday's Europa League defeat to Valencia.

The players and fans have clocked up the miles on their European campaign this season but Shotton was quick to play down any suggestions that fatigue played a part in their recent dip in form.

He added: "There were enjoyable breaks for us to go to these different countries and it's an experience I'll never forget. If we can do it again another year, I'm hoping I'm still here.

"I think we'll look back and say we had a good run there and maybe next time.

"It does take its toll but hopefully we'll stay fresh and we'll have the days off that we need. The backroom staff know what they're doing so I'm sure we won't fatigue until May 13."