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Pulis admits to tiredness

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Tony Pulis has admitted Stoke's European exploits are having some bearing on their form in the Barclays Premier League.

The Potters have already played 21 games this season, owning to their involvement in this year's Europa League competition.

They have impressed all and sundry with their performances on the continental stage, and booked their place in the final 32 with an impressive win in Tel Aviv two weeks ago.

However, Pulis' side are struggling when it comes to domestic form, and were thrashed 5-0 in their last league outing away to struggling Bolton.

Pulis, though, will keep faith in his troops for the weekend visit of Queens Park Rangers, despite fatigue setting in.

"No, not at all," said the Stoke boss when asked if he would make swingeing cuts after the defeat at the Reebok Stadium.

"Even I felt really tired after the game, and you look at what the lads were set in terms of the three games - a Monday, a Thursday and then a Sunday.

"Even when we're coming back (from Israel), we're coming back to another away game, not coming back and able to rest and then play at home.

"We had to get them up again, get them to another hotel and get them prepared for another away match. It has been tough."

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