Crawley eye Stoke scalp


Stoke go from a meeting with Valencia in the Europa League to an FA Cup clash against Crawley.

A Sunday lunch-time kick-off in West Sussex will make for a punishing schedule for Tony Pulis' Potters, who are given little time to prepare for a fifth-round tie after Thursday night's clash with the Spanish giants. But Crawley manager Steve Evans is aware that Stoke's squad depth will allow Pulis to bring in quality players.

"We are all looking forward to what we hope will be another fantastic FA Cup occasion for us," Evans told the 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 it really is a frightening task."

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