Stoke match-winner Liam Lawrence earned praise from manager Tony Pulis after scoring in the 1-0 win at Ipswich.
"Liam produced an exceptional finish," said Pulis. "We are looking to our wide players to join in and try to score.
"Liam's formed a smashing relationship with the rest of the group and always gives 110%.
"It was very important to bounce back after losing at Colchester and we showed a bit of character. We need 13 points to be safe from going down."