MX23RW : Saturday, October 20 13:48:01

Gary Rowett: 'Stoke City had to adapt'

Gary Rowett: 'Stoke City had to adapt'
© Reuters
Stoke City manager Gary Rowett opens up on the way that he has "readdressed" his side's dressing room since taking over.

Stoke City manager Gary Rowett has opened up on the way that he has "readdressed" his side's dressing room since taking over.

The Potters were relegated from the Premier League under Paul Lambert last term, which reportedly caused unrest in the camp, with midfielder Charlie Adam claiming that former teammate Xherdan Shaqiri was a class above his 'water carrier' teammates.

Speaking to The Mirror, Rowett has revealed that he has had to instil a tougher mental attitude in his players as they prepare for life in the second tier.

"We were relegated last season and quite clearly the balance hasn't been quite right," the manager said. "Certainly dropping down into the Championship that balance has to be readdressed anyway.You have to have to a slightly more robust mentality to the group.

"It is about the team and synergy of the group and when a team hasn't performed to the level you expect it to with some of the players you have, you have to look at that and see why. That is something we are trying hard to address, we want Premier League players that can play in the Championship and have the mentality to get out of it.

"Charlie has said his opinion and I can see why because after some time a club gets to a level in the Premier League. You have to remember they finished ninth three seasons in a row which is a tremendous achievement."

Stoke open their Championship campaign against Leeds on Sunday.

Share this article now:
Jack Butland in action for Stoke City on April 28, 2018
Read Next:
McCarthy: 'Stoke favourites to go up'
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Premier League
Championship
Scottish Premiership
La Liga
Bundesliga
Serie A
Ligue 1
League One
League Two
Eredivisie
Belgian Pro League
Russian Premier League
Brasileiro
Scottish Championship
Scottish League One
Welsh Premier League
NIFL Premiership
Argentine Primera Division
Liga MX
Uruguayan Primera Division
Chinese Super League
Segunda Division
2.Bundesliga
Serie B
Ligue 2
Greek Superleague
Norwegian Eliteserien
Swedish Allsvenskan
Swiss Super League
Turkish Super Lig
Ukrainian Premier League
Australian A-League
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Middlesbrough13742167925
2Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd128132113825
3West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom1273231171424
4Leeds UnitedLeeds1365223111223
5Blackburn RoversBlackburn135621616021
6Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest124711713419
7Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds135442020019
8Brentford124622014618
9Derby CountyDerby125341513218
10Norwich CityNorwich125341515018
11Swansea CitySwansea12453129317
12Wigan AthleticWigan125251416-217
13Bristol City124441614216
14Stoke CityStoke124441718-116
15Aston Villa123632020015
16Bolton WanderersBolton124351015-515
17Birmingham CityBirmingham122821312114
18Queens Park RangersQPR12426919-1014
19Rotherham UnitedRotherham12327919-1011
20Millwall122461319-610
21Reading122371520-59
22Preston North EndPreston122371824-69
23Ipswich TownIpswich121651118-79
24Hull City122281019-98

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account