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Stoke City boss Tony Pulis insists that Trinidad and Tobago striker Kenwyne Jones is overdue a change in fortunes after his near-miss in the Boxing Day win over Blackburn at Ewood Park.

Goals from Robert Huth and Marc Wilson got the Potters back to winning ways while  Jones came close to ending his scoring drought when he was denied by a magnificent Paul Robinson save.

“Kenwyne played very well and led the line. I have no doubt that Kenwyne is going to be fine. He just needs a bit of luck and one to go in off someone else’s backside,” Pulis told reporters.

“Kenwyne has had one or two issues which people don’t know about—there are lots of things that go on with players that affect them—but he is a great lad and will be fine.” Jones remains Stoke’s topscorer so far this season with six goals in all competitions.

Meantime, another T&T striker Cornell Glen is still awaiting further developments regarding his club career. Glen was not offered a renewal contract with MLS side San Jose Earthquakes earlier this month and has confirmed that he is still on the search for a new club ahead of the coming year.