West Brom boss Tony Mowbray admits the scud throw-ins of Stoke City midfielder Rory Delap are unstoppable.
“I don’t think there is anything you can do to stop it,” Mowbray told the Birmingham Mail. “You can’t stand on the touchline and jump up and down to stop him throwing it in – I think it probably suits them better the further away from the corner flag it is.
“That gives him a trajectory and an angle to throw it straight at goal knowing that any kind of touch could take it in.
“It is very difficult to deal with. You have to want to make the first contact with the ball but they have half-a-dozen lads who are 6ft 4in-plus so it can be hard to do.
“There is no clever tactic – you bank men in front of the goalie and hope somebody heads the thing out.
“Everybody who has played them this year has had to deal with it and I’ll be no different.
“We know what is coming, it is within the laws of the game and we will look forward to going there and giving them a good game.”