Date: 1st March 2006 at 10:08pm
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Stoke captain, Michael Duberry, has warned that he feels the Stoke team do not have the right mentality to survive a relegation scrap and therefore need to find some consistent form to ensure that they stay out of the drop zone.

In other news, Hannes Sigurdsson came on as a substitute for the last 15 minutes of Iceland’s friendly game against Trinidad and Tobago which they lost 2-0 at Loftus Road.

Former Ajax player, Dean Gorre has been appointed part-time Academy coach at the Brit.

Stockport County have dismissed claims that the Potters are looking at 20 year old Liam Dickenson. He only joined County from non-league football at Christmas, but has impressed with 5 goals in 4 games and is only under contract until the end of the season.

Early news ahead of Saturday’s game against Norwich is that Mamade Sidibe is ruled out after he underwent an operation this week on his broken nose, Carl Hoefkens and Dave Brammer are suspended and it is not yet certain if Sam Bangoura will be fully fit following the operation last week on his broken hand.

Stoke’s new top goalscorer, Paul Gallagher, now with 9 goals has been included in the Football League’s “Championship Team of the Week” after his great goal against Millwall at the weekend.