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Fulham clash will be difficult, says Potter

Stoke City forward Jon Walters believes that his side can go on an win the League Cup this season.

The 27-year-old was one of the newcomers to the club during the summer transfer window, and scored his first goal during the previous round against Shrewsbury Town.

Having sustained an ankle injury during the recent draw with West Ham United, the ex-Ipswich Town skipper could well be left out for the game on Tuesday. However, the Potters marksman believes that the gaffer still has a squad strong enough to win the cup competition.

"When you look at our squad, we have a realistic chance of going all the way," Walters told the club's official website.

"The cup competitions are fantastic for the players because they give you an opportunity to do something special and possibly go on to win some silverware.

"You obviously need the luck of the draw, but we do have the quality here to cause any team problems, and when the game is a one-off, anything can happen."

He added: "We would love to go to Wembley, play in a final and win major honours, which is what you want as a professional footballer.

"Whether it is this season or another season, hopefully I can help this football club to achieve something."

But first, the Potters will have to get past Fulham on Tuesday if they are to continue dreaming of a trip to Wembley in the future. The Cottagers have had a woeful form away from home in recent seasons, but are currently unbeaten this season under manager Mark Hughes.

They also have the experience of having gone all the way to the final of the Europa League last season.

"They have some very good players, so we know how difficult it is going to be," Walters said.

"They have had a decent start to the season, and they know how to handle cup competitions. Just look at how they performed last season in Europe."

Hughes has previously maintained that he will be fielding a full strength line-up at the Britannia Stadium on Tuesday.

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