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West Ham Defender Fears Stoke City FA Cup Backlash

Upton Park veteran fears Britannia Stadium side will want revenge for Premier League defeat.

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West Ham United defender Matthew Upson is worried Stoke City will want revenge when the two sides meet this weekend in the FA Cup.

The two clubs met in the Premier league last weekend, with the Hammers emerging with a 3-0 win and three vital points.

But the two clubs will square-off again in the quarter-finals of the famous cup competition knowing victory will deliver a trip to Wembley.

Stoke have not lost at the Britannia this year and Upson acknowledges the opposition will be desperate to progress.

“It’s going to be a very different game,” he said. “They’re going to be really pumped up and come at us.

“It’s up to us to deal with that and, again, be brave on the ball and pass the ball and move the ball – I’m really looking forward to it.”

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