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Mark Hughes eyeing strong finish to Premier League campaign

Stoke City boss Mark Hughes wants to end his first season as the club's manager on a high note after moving away from the relegation zone.

Stoke City boss Mark Hughes is eyeing a strong finish for his side to end their Premier League campaign on a high note.

The Potters have won five out of their last seven games to move comfortably away from the relegation zone, and now Hughes is targeting a finish above Newcastle United, whom they defeated on Saturday.

He told reporters: "I've made the point that we haven't done anything yet. People were trying to pat us on the back for getting to 40 points, but that was never the aim this year.

"So we haven't achieved anything and we haven't got the job done yet. It's about making sure we maintain what we've done in recent weeks and with four games to go let's hope we can keep this momentum going.

"Newcastle are in our sights now, it was important to take three points off them and I would suggest our momentum is better than theirs so who knows? We might catch them."

Stoke are 10th in the Premier League with 43 points from 34 games.

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