Puncheon is full of belief over the quality inside the squad.
He told The Sun: "There is a lot of belief in this squad. And win, lose or draw this weekend, no one will be staying up or going down on this result. It's too early in the season.
"During our unbeaten run, people were saying 'It's because you're playing easier teams', yet we also showed what we could do against both Manchester clubs at the start of the season.
"We may have lost those games but ran them close - and those experiences will only help when we play them again in the second half of the season."