Britt Assombalonga grabbed his 14th of the season, which leapfrogged Boro back into the coveted sixth spot in the Play-Offs above Bristol City. 

Pulis praised the graft from his players to register three triumphs in a row and take us back into the Play-Off zone with three matches remaining in the league campaign. 

“We’ve played a lot better in the games we haven’t picked up any points in than we did today, but what we did today, with the group of players we’ve got left, we really worked hard and they really ground it out and I’m very pleased for them," he said. 

“But they (Stoke City) had one shot on target and I’m really pleased with the group.

"When you ask players to play out of position and do what they did today and keep at it was fabulous.”

Watch the full post-match interview with Tony Pulis in the video player above.