Stoke veteran Delap expects Crawley "battering"

Stoke City veteran Rory Delap expects a battle at FA Cup opponents Crawley Town.

Stoke City veteran Rory Delap expects a battle at FA Cup opponents Crawley Town.

Four Barclays Premier League defeats in a row have seen the Potters drop out of the running for European places, putting even more emphasis on the cup.

Delap said: "We're going there and everyone will be expecting us to win but Crawley will have a lot to say about that, it's going to be a tough game again, in a different way to what it was on (Thursday) night.

"They're towards the top of their league and full of confidence so if we turn up there thinking we'll win then we'll get battered."

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