Fulham defender Aaron Hughes insists his side will be doing all they can to progress in the Capital One Cup when they meet Leicester City at the Fourth Round stage on Tuesday evening (7.45pm).
Having dispatched Burton Albion and Everton already in the competition, victory at the King Power Stadium would put the Whites through to the final eight and Hughes admitted it would be a prime opportunity to challenge for some silverware.
“When you start the season and look at the competitions you have a chance of winning, the FA Cup and League Cup are two possibilities for a Club like us,” he explained. “There are five or six teams fighting for the Barclays Premier League title, so we know that's beyond us, but the cup competitions provide a realistic chance of a trophy.”
Leicester’s status as a Sky Bet Championship side gives them the tag of underdogs going into the tie, but the Foxes have been in great form in England’s second tier this season, and Hughes and his teammates know that a strong performance will be required in order to progress in the competition.
“They're at home and will be looking for an upset,” the Northern Ireland international stated. “They're on a good run, so will be full of confidence going into the game.
“It will be difficult for us but there's a big reward for the winners. There's a big incentive with a place in the Quarter-Finals up for grabs.”