Last Updated: Fri, 23 Mar 2012 15:11
Stoke boss Tony Pulis is pushing his team to pick up as many points as possible before now and the end of the season.
The Potters who face title-chasing Manchester City on Saturday are currently just three points off the so called '40-point safety mark' but the Welshman is hungry for even more.
On the face of it, relegation looks unlikely for his well-drilled side, who currently sit in 11th place in the Premier League.
However, Pulis is not a manager who takes anything for granted and he wouldn't dream of letting his players ease off now despite what has been, a long and challenging campaign for last season's FA Cup finalists.
He told reporters: "We're desperate to get as many points as we can now and if we put the effort and commitment in that we've put in [against Tottenham] then we'll be ok.
"On the back of playing Liverpool on Saturday, I thought that the commitment and the effort was absolutely first class.
"It's what the club's about, it's what the players are about, it's what the dressing room is all about."
Pulis is under no illusions either as to the size of the immediate task in front of his team as they prepare to face Roberto Mancini's high-flying City at the Britannia Stadium.
He added: "What can you say? Whoever they play, their first team or their second team or third team their fantastic players.
"They've got what they've got because they've bought great players for a hell of a lot of money."
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