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Last Updated: Friday, 22 February 2008, 09:09 GMT
Crowd can push us up says Pulis
Tony Pulis
Pulis says recent attendances have given Stoke a boost (Getty)
Manager Tony Pulis says big crowds for the last six home games of the season could make the difference in Stoke City's push for promotion.

Pulis told BBC Radio Stoke: "If we can get over 20,000 at the Britt it will give us a real chance of going up."

"If we attract those crowds and we don't go up at least we will be able to look back and say that we gave it our best shot."

Stoke have not lost at home in the league since November.

Pulis has also rubbished Charlton manager Alan Pardew's comments that the state of pitches during the winter is a contributing factor to Stoke being top of the Championship.

Pardew said that sides such as Stoke and Watford thrive when pitches are poor and that when the warmer weather comes sides like Charlton will be have the advantage.

Pulis however doesn't agree: "Our pitch is fantastic. It certainly didn't look bad when Ricardo (Fuller) took it past four men and laid it on for Liam Lawrence to score aganist Scunthorpe."

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