Stoke want more than 40 points for Premier League safety - Adam

The 27-year-old was delighted to fire the Potters to the 40-point mark against Norwich on Saturday but wants to see them pick up more points before the end of the season
Stoke City midfielder Charlie Adam wants to help his side to a few more wins to make absolutely certain of their Premier League survival.

Adam scored the only goal in the Potters' 1-0 win over Norwich on Saturday, earning three points that took them to the all-important 40-point mark.

But the former Liverpool, Blackpool and Rangers player hopes his side can add more points to the tally despite Tony Pulis’ side now sitting eight points clear of the bottom three.

“There are three games to go and nine points to play for,” he told the club's official website. “It’s going to be tough but we’re looking forward to it and hopefully we can win every game.

“Whatever happens in the next three games could carry on to next season.

“A couple of weeks ago, it wasn’t looking too good for us, but we’re back in the mix again and looking forward to the rest of the season.

“Hopefully we can get more than 40 points to ensure we’re safe.”

Adam’s goal was his first since November and just his third all season, but he admits he is eyeing another one or two before the end of the campaign.

He continued: “Hopefully, that’s the first of many goals – we’ve got three games to go and it would nice if I could add a couple of goals between now and the end of the season and a couple of victories would be even better.

“Peter did ever so well and Cameron Jerome did well to protect the ball from the defender; I managed to nip in, get a header and then a strike at goal.

“We’ve been creating chances and it was only a matter of time before they went in. They’ve gone in for us in the last few games.

“This is a difficult League and we’re pleased with six points from the last two games.

“I thought we deserved the win; we passed it well and created a lot of chances. Norwich probably came here for a point, but for us, it’s a massive win.”