Last Updated: Mon, 31 Dec 2012 17:01
Stoke City's recent good form will be severely tested when they go to Premier League champions Manchester City on New Year's Day.
The Potters are on a fantastic unbeaten run of 10 games now and have not lost at the Britannia Stadium since February.
However, they only just managed to salvage a late draw at home to struggling Southampton on Saturday and face one of the toughest away-days of the campaign when they head to Eastlands on New Year's Day.
Striker Kenwnye Jones knows just how difficult the task will be for Tony Pulis's side against the champions but he says the fighting spirit in the side, epitomised by their late comeback against Saints, will stand them in good stead.
Jones said: "We are doing well. We had a few slip-ups but credit to the team, the manager and the fans for the run we have been on.
"The next game is the most important game for us because we're going to the home of the champions.
"Here at Stoke City we play for 90 minutes. If we get beat, we get beat, but we'll never give up. That comes from pride."
He added: "This is our job. No-one wants to lose so you're not just going to stand there and accept defeat."
Punters can use their free bet to back Stoke to get what would be an unlikely positive result at Man City, with a big return guaranteed on the gamble as the odds are very much in favour of a home win.
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