Stephen Kelly could probably give his Fulham team-mates the inside track on Stoke as they get ready to visit the Britannia Stadium tomorrow night.

Up there, their fans are a big factor for them so we’ll have to quieten them down early on and impose ourselves on the game. They’re a very strong, physical side, very well organised and they can cause you problems, so we’ll have to have our wits about us.

This was going to be an opportunity for me anyway because John [Pantsil] was supposed to be going to the African Nations, so I was preparing for this period to come along. Hopefully, I can do well and show the manager what I can do. We’ve got a lot of games coming up and that’s perfect for me to get games under my belt.