Collins promises more
Stoke defender Danny Collins is hoping the Potters can climb up the table after a difficult start.
Last Updated: 08/10/09 10:59am
Stoke defender Danny Collins is hoping the Potters can climb up the table after a difficult start in the Premier League.
City currently lie in 11th place after two wins from their first eight games, but Collins believes they will go from strength to strength having already played the toughest opposition.
Collins, who was signed for £2.75million during the summer, is now expecting his new team to find form after a good performance against Everton last weekend.
"It has been a difficult start," the 29-year-old told The Sentinel. "Since I arrived here we have played Manchester United and Chelsea at home as well as Bolton and Everton away, which are all tough fixtures.
"It is a tight league at the minute, so if we could get a few wins on the board in this next run of games it would be nice to see us in the top half of the table and then hopefully push on from there.
"As a team, we go into every game feeling like we can win it."
Tony Pulis' side have conceded 10 goals so far this term, less than Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur, and Collins is hoping to be part of a solid back four this season.
"We are probably the biggest back four in the league at the minute, so hopefully we can defend those balls coming in," he added.
"But it is also part of the game to get the ball down and play a bit of football."