No concern for Blues chairman

Blues, who visit Tottenham, could be relegated from the Premier

League if either Blackpool or Wigan achieve a more favourable

result against United and the Potters respectively. City are only

ahead of them before the finale to the campaign on goal difference.

Champions United, who face Barcelona in the Champions League final

next weekend, and mid-table Stoke would appear have little of

tangible significance to play for. But Pannu said: “To question

about whether Manchester United and Stoke City field full-strength

sides, I’m not worried about this. “We all know that Sir Alex

Ferguson and Tony Pulis are fine managers of the utmost integrity.

“They are professional through and through and will doubtless pick

their teams to win the games they have facing them.” Pannu added:

“The Premier League is renowned around the world for its

competitiveness and integrity. “I have no cause for concern that

these guys and the talented players they have won’t give anything

but their best and won’t be anything but at their strongest.”