Collins eyes Potters response

BY foxsports • December 13, 2010

The Potters suffered a 1-0 defeat to Ian Holloway's promoted side on Saturday thanks to DJ Campbell's goal early in the second half. Stoke can ill-afford to feel sorry for themselves as next up is a daunting trip to high-flying Arsenal, a ground where they have lost twice since returning to the top flight. Collins is hoping Arsenal's open style of football could provide them with chances to score while he also believes Rory Delap's long throws could allow the visitors to test their hosts' physically. "We have to pick ourselves up and get ready for the trip to Arsenal. They play open football, so hopefully, we will get one or two chances," said Collins. "If we can shut up shop at the back and keep it tight you never know. At our place we seem to have something going over them, but at their place they are going to have 80 per cent of the possession. "But maybe Rory Delap's throw-ins will give us a chance to test them physically. "The Britannia Stadium is quite intimidating for the Arsenal and teams like that, but Blackpool brought a load of fans who were quite vocal behind the goal. "They played some good football and I don't think they were intimidated at all."

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