Stoke manager Tony Pulis admits his players have given him a number of selection posers ahead of Sunday's match at Newcastle.
An impressive midweek Carling Cup win by some of his fringe players against Mark Hughes' Fulham side has given the Potters boss plenty to consider ahead of the clash at St James' Park.
Players like Tuncay Sanli, Danny Higginbotham and Andy Wilkinson all pressed their claims for a place in the team and Pulis admits he has some difficult choices to make now.
"I would much rather be in this position than not be," he said.
"We have strength in depth now and that is fantastic for us. There are players who did very well on Tuesday and they will be hoping to play on Sunday.
"I will have a good look at it, and whilst I know there will be some players disappointed to miss out, the team I do put out there is one I believe can go and get the three points from this particular game."