Tony Pulis: 'Jonathan Walters can keep penalty duties'

Stoke City player Jon Walters celebrates scoring his sides second goal in their FA Cup third round replay on January 15, 2015
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Tony Pulis says that Jonathan Walters is free to continue taking penalties for Stoke City.

Stoke City manager Tony Pulis has confirmed that he has no intention of taking the penalty responsibilities away from Jonathan Walters.

The Irish international missed from the spot during Saturday's 1-0 defeat to Fulham, which was his fourth failure from 12 yards in his last 10 attempts.

However, Pulis has insisted that it will be up to the player himself if he is to take the next one that the Potters are awarded.

"If Walts wants to step up and take the penalty, that's up to him," Pulis told The Sentinel. "I've never been one to stop them taking them if they want to and I'm sure he'll have the confidence to take it."

Walters joined Stoke from Championship side Ipswich Town in 2010.

Stoke boss Tony Pulis on the touchline against Everton on December 15, 2012
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