Coventry City manager Mark Robins is prepared for the visit of a Preston North End side more than happy to play physical football.
Graham Westley and his backroom staff are continuing with the same mentality that saw them attain back to back promotions with Stevenage FC and have proved tough opponents with Championship side Millwall only just getting past them in the Lillywhites last match.
Speaking to BBC Coventry & Warwickshire, Robins said: "They do what they do and they do it well. "If they're on their mettle, they're a match for anybody.
"We've got to match that threat. It's about earning the right to play.
"It gets to the exciting stage now. "90 minutes at home at the Ricoh.
"The supporters are going to be in good voice and probably there in number.
"Should we win this one, we get a two-leg final and then we can start looking forward to the chance of a great day out.
"But, first and foremost, we have to focus on this one."
Source: Coventry MAD