Pellegrino’s Saints have failed to in finding the internet in 9 in their remaining 12 suits whilst Long has long past 18 video games with out scoring
But the Republic of Ireland striker mentioned: “I’m hoping I will get a run of video games and pick out up slightly of shape. The extra video games I play the extra assured I will be able to be and the extra targets I will be able to rating.
“Goals include sport time. I take into account in my Reading days I scored one in 13 however completed with 25 targets by way of the finish of the season.
“The supervisor saved enjoying me and giving me that opportunity and that self assurance makes a large distinction for a striker. Hopefully I will get a run of 2, 3 or 4 video games in the workforce and the targets will come.
Stoke supervisor Mark Hughes is already making plans to ask Chelsea if he can stay Kurt Zouma past the defender’s season-long mortgage spell.
He mentioned: “Kurt Zouma is a £30m to £40m centre-half. We can’t come up with the money for that, however in the mortgage marketplace we will get him right here so no doubt that’s a excellent factor.
“We’d love to stay him longer. We don’t know if that’s an choice subsequent yr however undoubtedly we’d ask that query as a result of he’s been that spectacular on the subject of his common play and his manner round the position.”