Stoke v City. Manager reaction

Last updated : 02 February 2008 By Michael Morris
"I would still like to bring in more quality, said Pulis. "When you look at Cardiff's bench it was very strong and we need to match that sort of strength in depth.

"When the loan window opens we will be trying hard to add to the group, but of course the players here are doing a great job and I was delighted to add Glenn and Paul to that."

On todays game he said,

"We had enough chances to be comfortable, but we missed too many and made life difficult for ourselves.

"Cardiff kept going and the goal put them right back in it. They are a good side and I'm sure they will recover from this. I regard them as one of our chief rivals for promotion."

Dave Jones was far from impressed with his teams performance.

"We are a bit wounded and upset to see our run end, but I didn't think we played as well as we have done.

"It was our poorest performance in the last four or five games and for some reason our tempo was not as high as usual.

"We were unfortunate with the own goal and kept the ball well at times, but we didn't really do enough with it.

"The second goal was also poor from our point of view. It came from a break after our corner and we should be more clever than that.

"Stoke are a big side and this is a difficult place to come. What we have to do is take this on the chin and bounce back."