Stoke City manager Nathan Jones says his team must have a team that ‘identifies with the region it is in.’
The manager has been talking to his club’s official website about his plans for next season. Jones has been in charge for four months after being brought in from Luton Town, but City have just finished 16th in the Championship.
The manager wants better in the league, but says the way Stoke go about it is important.
Jones said: “What supporters are going to see moving forward is a Stoke City team that identifies with the region that it is in.
“Then we are going to have playing identity and that is going to be enhanced week in, week out and we have set the wheels in motion on that already.
“Whether people can see that or not, there is a fluency coming to the team and I can see that, I can see it on the training pitches and it is only going to become more and more evident as we move forward.
“There is a hard working-ness to the group, there is a resilience about them and an honesty about the team now – there really, really is.”
“Those things marry in with everything that Stoke City is all about, and they are going to go hand-in-hand with us being an exciting team who controls matches and plays on the front foot.”
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