From the Boardroom - David Gold

Joint Chairman David Gold believes there are positives to take going in to the Stoke City game...

I don’t think last Saturday’s defeat at Leicester will affect our season one bit. I think we will come out against Stoke and you’ll see a different attitude with our home crowd behind us.

No disrespect to Leicester but Stoke are a better team than them but having said that there’s no reason why we won’t beat them.

I know the players and Sam and the backroom staff well enough that they are not going to allow our team to already ‘be on the beach’. They’ve got a great will to win and that has not and will not change.

I thought that individually there were some brilliant performances at Leicester. Adrian was brilliant at saving the penalty. Cheik Kouyate was outstanding and he is a class player.

Remember we are now starting to think about the future and next season and the way in which we are building. When you look around we only need to change a very few things and I think we will be a major force to be reckoned with.

David Gold