“If you look at their performances they are a touch unfortunate to have the points they have, you could argue that they should have had more," said Hughes.
“We're under no illusions, they are a big, strong and powerful side. The centre forward Zaki has come in and looks like a good foil for Emile Heskey, who has always given my teams in the past a bit of trouble. I have a healthy respect for the way they are playing at the moment, and it will be a test for us.
“We'll be near enough at full strength, and we'll look to build on the performance we were able to produce against Portsmouth - and put aside the one we produced against Brighton.”