Bony: I need to adapt to Stoke’s style

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Stoke City striker Wilfried Bony has admitted that he would need to make some changes to the way he plays the game if he is to be a successful player for the Potters.

The 27-year-old Ivorian joined Mark Hughes' team on a long-term loan deal from Manchester City during the European summer transfer window.

While he scored a brace of goals for his new club in Monday's 3-1 win over Swansea – the first Premier League club he played for – he has admitted that he hasn't quite adapted to his new surroundings yet.

"It's a bit of a different way to play," he said. 

"When I was at Swansea, the wingers stayed on the line and tried to do get in one-on-ones for me to receive the ball inside the box.

"Here the wingers move everywhere; they come inside and I need to be intelligent to work with them and build partnerships. I need to be cleverer and use them as well because I have come here on loan and I need to fit in as well as I can and do my best for both of us.

"I need to keep working with [Xherdan] Shaqiri and [Marko] Arnautovic in training to create the movement and make chances to score. You can see sometimes it's difficult but we are getting better."

Bony spent 18 months at the Etihad Stadium after making a £28million move from Swansea in 2014.

He scored 10 goals in 46 outings for Manuel Pellegrini's side before leaving for greener pastures when Pep Guardiola took over the City hot seat at the start of the season.