Victor Moses is primed to make his Stoke City debut in Wednesday's League Cup clash with Portsmouth.
The Nigeria international has yet to feature for the Potters since joining on loan from Chelsea but the 23-year-old will get the chance to press his claims for a first-team place in the second-round clash at the Britannia Stadium.
And manager Mark Hughes has challenged Moses, who spent last season on loan at Liverpool, to make the most of the opportunity against the League Two side.
"[Moses] will start the game for us," the Stoke boss told the press on Tuesday.
"It is important for him to get the shirt on and get out there because he hasn't had as much game time as he would have liked over the past 12 months.
"He is a very good footballer and somebody that we are very happy to have here.
"It is a win-win situation for us all, to be honest. I am sure that, if we can get him up to speed quickly, we will have a great player on our hands."