Stoke manager Tony Pulis is not expecting an easy task when his side take on Barclays Premier League basement boys West Ham in the Carling Cup fourth round tonight.
Although they have made progress in the cup, it has been a generally miserable season so far for the Hammers, who have taken just six points from their opening nine games.
The London outfit have won only one of those fixtures, but Pulis feels there is quality within Avram Grant's squad and, although likely to make several changes to his own starting line-up this evening, the Potters boss will not be taking the assignment at Upton Park lightly.
"Although we will make one or two changes, we will go there and try to win the game," Pulis told www.stokecityfc.com.
"It will be tough because, despite their current position, they have some quality players and we must respect that."