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Manager believes tough test at DW Stadium

Stoke City manager Tony Pulis has told his team that they must not be complacent when they face Wigan on Saturday.

The Potters have had a four game unbeaten run in recent weeks and are currently eighth in the Premier League. The run has included a 2-0 win over Liverpool and a draw a 1-1 draw against Manchester City last Saturday.

Stoke have shown some of the biggest clubs in the League that they are a very dangerous team, but Pulis has admitted that if his team take Wigan-who are 18th in the table- lightly, they will be punished.

"We will respect Wigan. Roberto Martinez is a smashing guy and a good manager - he has done a good job there," Pulis told reporters

"They have got some outstanding players and if we don't go there 110 per cent committed, then we will get nothing."

"We are playing against a club that has been in the Premier League a lot longer than we have been and we shouldn't take anyone for granted.

"We are still one of the least experienced Premier League clubs in this country at the moment."

Stoke will be without Marc Wilson who will serve a one match ban after picking up five yellow cards. Meanwhile, Jermaine Pennant and Andy Wilkinson will face late fitness tests.


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