Away goal should be enough for Stoke to progress - Andy Wilkinson

Stoke City defender Andy Wilkinson
Full-back Andy Wilkinson is yet to score for Stoke City

Stoke City defender Andy Wilkinson has said an away goal against Hajduk Split on Thursday should be enough to secure progress in the Europa League.

The Potters take a 1-0 lead to Croatia, courtesy of Jonathan Walters' early goal at the Britannia Stadium.

"We would have liked another goal or two but if we get another goal there, they've got to score three," Wilkinson told BBC Radio Stoke.

"It's in our hands and I'm sure it will be a great experience for us."

The full-back continued: "Playing at a foreign stadium like that in a competitive game won't be easy.

"We'll have to be on top of our game and play like we did in the first half of the first leg."

Tony Pulis's side are competing in European competition for the first time in 37 years.

If they prevail against Hajduk Split, they will need to win one more two-legged qualifying tie to guarantee their place in the group stages.

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