Football - Pulis frustrated with goal-shy Potters

Stoke manager Tony Pulis admitted his side's lack of goals is becoming a major concern following a 0-0 home Barclays Premier League draw with West Brom.

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The result at the Britannia Stadium brought a three-game losing streak to an end for the Potters, but Pulis was frustrated that the hosts - who have only 27 goals to their name from their 30 top-flight matches this term - had not been able to find the net.

There were few clear-cut chances throughout the contest and Stoke substitute Kenwyne Jones passed a good one up in stoppage time when he fired at Ben Foster.

The 10th-placed Staffordshire outfit have claimed just five points from their last 10 league fixtures and Pulis, hopeful of a strong finish to the campaign, is eager to see an improved conversion rate from his team.

Asked if he was worried about the side's lack of goals, Pulis said: "Yes, very much so. The final third at times has been the problem, but it is something we have to get on with.

"We got into some fantastic positions and that final ball, or the movement, didn't lead to the goal we need. That was disappointing.

"I thought it was a very competitive game without many chances in it.

"At the end Kenwyne has probably had the best chance of the game and unfortunately for us, he has ended up hitting it straight at Foster.

"When things are going for you, that would have nestled in the corner.

"But it has got us off 33 points, which has been a millstone around our neck - and fingers crossed, now in our last eight games we can push on."

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