Crawley Fancy Their Chances
By Wes Handerley
Updated Friday, 17th February 2012
Stoke City must now put the game with Valencia behind them and come up with a no nonsense way of beating Crawley Town on Sunday in the FA Cup.
Small ground, early kick off, live on TV, Stoke having very little time to prepare for the game and the club having one eye on the trip to Spain next week, means that Steve Evans and his team quietly fancy their chances against Premier League Stoke.
"We are all looking forward to what we hope will be another fantastic FA Cup occasion for us,"Evans told his club's official website.
"Stoke City are a well-established club with a fantastic manager. He has put a great squad in place....Peter Crouch, Jonathan Woodgate and Kenwyne Jones...so it really is a frightening task."
Evans added: "I believe we can win the match but not if Stoke City play at their best. We need them to be a yard off it and my lads to then to deliver the best performances of their lives, but yes we can do it. We respect all our opponents but fear none."