Stoke boss Mark Hughes accepts his side have it all to do in their bid to secure another top-10 finish in the Premier League.
The Potters are currently ninth, a position they have finished in each of their last three seasons under Hughes, but travel to Burnley on Wednesday having won only one of their last five matches.
Back-to-back defeats to Chelsea and at Leicester have left Stoke eight points adrift of eighth-placed West Brom, while half a dozen rivals are now queuing up behind them.
And Hughes has demanded his players find the form to continue their year-on-year improvement.
We have eight games to go and it's clear what we need to do to at least finish in the top 10. We are always trying to be better than the season before. We have just come through a run which has allowed teams to close in on us.
The displays against Middlesbrough, Manchester City and Chelsea were very good, however Leicester City not so. Burnley don't change the way they play and play to their strengths.
You have to be nice and solid because they have players who can hurt you. Burnley's home form has been exceptional. I don't see them being in trouble come the end of the season.
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Port Vale took on Shrewsbury Town tonight in a League one clash where they lived up to their name. The Valiants recorded a 2-1 victory over Shrewsbury at Vale Park.
A first goal from midfielder Sam Foley in the second half gave them a head start followed by another just three minutes later from Ryan Taylor.
A goal from Louis Dodds in the 74th minute gave Shrewsbury their point.
Final score: Port Vale 2 - 1 Shrewsbury Town.
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Peterborough United striker Lee Angol has joined Conference leaders Lincoln City on loan until the end of the season.
The transfer window is shut for Football League clubs, but teams outside the top four divisions can still bring people in.
22-year-old Angol has made 17 appearances for Posh this season, but has only scored once.
The former Luton Town forward won't be able to feature in the Imps' FA Cup quarter-final at Arsenal later this month though having already appeared in the competition for Peterborough.
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Many teams across the Midlands were in action tonight in both the Championship and leagues 1 and 2, here are the final scores:
- Aston Villa 2 - Bristol City - 0
- Blackburn Rovers 1 - Derby County - 0
- Wolverhampton Wanderers clash against Huddersfield Town was postponed.
In League one:
- Bury 2 - Coventry City - 1
- Millwall 1 - Peterborough United - 0
- Northampton Town 1 - Oldham Athletic - 2
- Shrewsbury Town - 4 - Charlton Athletic - 3
- The clash between Walsall and Chesterfield was also postponed.
In League two:
- Cheltenham Town 1 - Carlisle United - 0
- Plymouth Argyle 0 - Notts County - 1
- Yeovil Town 0 - Mansfield Town - 0