Paul Lambert speaks ahead of a six pointer in the relegation battle

It’s full steam ahead for Paul Lambert and his Stoke city side, as reports suggest the Scotsman has introduced a six-day working week in a bid to up his sides fitness levels.

Lambert acknowledges the importance of the remaining fixtures in the league for his side, as they battle against relegation; “I said when I arrived we had 15 cup finals and Saturday is no different.”

He also spoke highly of the opposition and their manager, “We know it will be a difficult against Brighton who have a good manager.”

On his sides defeat last time out away at Bournemouth, the still relatively-new Potters boss said “We are in a good place at the minute in terms of how we are playing. We just need to go out and pick up some wins.”

“I have no problem with the way we played the game and last weekend we produced some of the best stuff since I came in.”

On injuries, Lambert has no worries and spoke of how PSG loan star Jese will return to the squad, “We don’t seem too bad at the minute in terms of injuries. Jese will be back in the squad. He played in the U23s match on Monday and will come back into contention.”

The 3pm kick off sees Stoke host a side who twice came from behind in the reverse fixture in November on the south coast.


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