Stoke City were “in a good place” before the season was suspended, says Jordan Thompson.
The Potters had won six of 12 matches since the start of January and looked to be on course to secure their Championship status before the campaign was halted by the coronavirus crisis.
“We were in a good place before the delay, the work we put in throughout the week was paying off and the confidence was definitely there,” Thompson, who joined the club in January, told Sky Sports.
Thompson knows Stoke boss Michael O’Neill well, having played for him for Northern Ireland.
“He wants us to have a good structure behind the team, which we had at Northern Ireland,” he added.
“We work on some of the same drills as Northern Ireland.
“He wants us to express ourselves in the right areas of the pitch and we’ve got the players to do that.”