John Stones has admitted he and his teammates had to change their style to “do whatever it took to get the three points”

Stones: “We are in that bottom half of the table where we shouldn’t be so we needed to change our style of play a little bit and put our bodies on the line and whatever it took to get the three points, we needed to do that.

“We have got to take each games as it comes and that is how we approached things after Stoke and have got six points from our last two league games.”

Stones also admitted to learning this season that sometimes, he needs to just “get rid”

“I know now there are times when I’ve just got to get rid – and not get sent off!”

“I’ve got to learn that there is a time to play good football and Sunday against QPR wasn’t one of those days.

“The pitch wasn’t in our favour and it wasn’t the day for us to play.

“QPR pressed us high and from the Young Boys game – and since the start of the season – I have learnt, bit by bit and slowly, that I need to get rid at times.”

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