Shawcross excited about team being built at Stoke
The Potters go to Swansea today aiming to avoid another post-Europe blip like the one they had after they travelled back from Kiev and lost 4-0 at Sunderland.
Shawcross said: "We've brought in some top class defenders. Matty Upson and Jonathan Woodgate are both seasoned internationals so nobody should be surprised.
"We've stood up to that, so there's no reason why we cannot stand up to whatever else is thrown our way."