“Watching them in the week, in particular in the second half, I thought they were fluent and I thought they played very well.

“They’ve got some talented players. They obviously lost some players in the summer but they’ve got some very good players.

“The young boy Grealish is a top talent who plays with freedom, has real good technical ability, can beat a player – so he’s one we have to watch.

“Scott Sinclair is a player that I know very, very well and I’m delighted to see him resurrect his career and get back playing. He’s got a goal, he’s fast, he’s got quality.

“And they’ve got other players that can be dangerous so for us we know it’s going to be a difficult game but the focus is on ourselves, the importance of our own game and how we can hopefully get the result.”