Aston Villa striker John Carew believes Carling Cup opponents QPR could be a new power in the years to come.
He told Villa's website: "QPR are one of the most high-profile teams in the Championship and they have masses of potential.
"They are an up-and-coming club and I fully expect them to be a Premier League team soon.
"It is a massive game for us and we have to be thoroughly prepared for it.
"They may be in the division below us but there's no doubt they will be up for it.
"You always get that in these cup games because they are after the ultimate scalp - a Premier League club.
"We are desperate to win some silverware here at Villa - it's been too long for the supporters. The League Cup offers a big chance for us to do well.
"We would love to go all the way to the final and a date at Wembley."