Dean Richards warns to be wary of the threat posed by Manchester City's sharp shooters but feels our own side possess the ability to progress to the quarter-final draw of the Carling Cup.
City head to the Capital tonight in the last 16 stage of the competition having not scored in their last four outings. Dean insists no false sense of security will come into play and is very much aware of the talent he will come up against at the Lane.
"They do carry a threat, especially the forwards - Anelka, Wanchope and Fowler," reasoned Dean. "They are all good players who can all score goals on their day.
"At the same time, look at the talent we've got in our team. If we can get that blend right there is no reason why we shouldn't be in the next round."
While the forward players are naturally the uppermost concern for Dean and his defensive teammates, the floating danger of Steve McManaman is one not to be taken lightly.
"He is very good player and a very intelligent player as well," added Dean of the former Real Madrid and Liverpool star. "He has come back from Madrid a different player to what he used to be.
"He now floats around the pitch picking the ball up and displays good passing and movement. He is a top player who is going to cause problems."