Stoke City Assistant calls for calm

Britannia Stadium, home of Stoke Football ClubStoke City assistant boss Dave Kemp insists that fans have to provide an extra motivation for the players against Norwich on Saturday.

Tony Pulis’ side picked up their first win in seven league games with a 2-0 victory over second-bottom QPR last time out and Kemp believes that, with the support of the fans, they can make it back-to-back wins.

The 60-year-old believes that the players must remain calm as they head into a crucial game with fellow strugglers Norwich and he has praised the manner in which the Welsh boss has handles the situation.

Stoke sit 15th in the English top flight, six points above the relegation zone with just four games remaining.

Kemp said: “It’s important the fans don’t get impatient. It would be great to be 5-0 up at half-time, but if not, don’t panic because we are quite capable of winning the game late on.

“No-one is panicking. And we will just deal with what comes our way. Perhaps we’ve made it look a bit too easy in the past, so when the heat is on the panic is on among others.”

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