Dave Kemp says Stoke City will not stop playing with two wingers
Last Updated: September 18, 2012 1:36pm
Dave Kemp: Assistant manager says there will still be games when Stoke City play with two wingers
Assistant manager Dave Kemp says Stoke City are not abandoning playing with two wingers, but will adopt a 'horses for courses' approach to each game.
Playing with two out-and-out wide men has been a feature of the Potters' time in the Premier League, but Michael Kightly was the only natural winger to start Saturday's game against Manchester City.
Tony Pulis tweaked his system to accommodate new signing Charlie Adam against the champions, but Kemp suggested the likes of Matthew Etherington and Jermaine Pennant still have roles to play.
"It will be horses for courses, so there's no way we won't use both wingers again," said Kemp in The Sentinel.
"There will be occasions when they will be at the forefront, it just depends on what is needed.
"It is a case of getting the new lads into the way of doing things the way we want, then they can bring their talents to that.
"In the Man City game we showed that we can play, but at the same time retain that competitiveness we need."
Kemp added: "People tend to forget how far we have come. Remember when no-one thought we would get promoted, then no-one thought we would stay up?
"Trying to improve takes longer than five minutes, but hopefully people are starting to see the improvement."