Kenwyne Jones won't be resting on his laurels as he lays down the gauntlet for the Potters ahead of the new season.

The 26-year-old Trinidad and Tobago international reflects positively on his first season at the Britannia Stadium, but is hoping both he, and the team can push on again next year.

"Seeing as this is my first season here at Stoke I am very happy to have been able to put a little stamp on my presence here, but hopefully I can come back next season and do even better," he said.

"You set yourself little targets in your head, and mine for next season will be to get more goals than I have got this year. Hopefully, I can achieve that."

Tony Pulis has overseen a remarkable achievement for the Potters this year, guiding them to the FA Cup final and qualifying for the Europa League, they also finished in 13th place in the Barclays Premier League.


After arriving at Stoke for £8million 12 months ago, Jones has been honoured to be a part of the club's rise which has seen them establish themselves as a competitive top flight side.

"As a football player you obviously dream of playing in big occasions like we have this season, but to be honest I really don't think anyone expected it so quickly.

"This club has taken huge strides in recent years, and when I think back to when I was here the first time around it is pretty incredible, and a testament to the work which has been carried out here right the way through the club.

"People maybe wouldn't have ever believed that the club would see moments like it has this year, but we proved a few people wrong and hopefully we can continue doing that. I am really happy to be a part of it."

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