DARRON GIBSON believes Everton have the quality and self-belief to overcome Stoke City’s physical threat at the Britannia Stadium.
The Republic of Ireland midfielder realises that Tony Pulis’ side represent a significant challenge to the Blues momentum tomorrow, but insists they should not be daunted by the hosts’ powerful reputation.
David Moyes’ men have only taken one point from their last three visits to the Potteries, however Gibson, 25, is in confident mood.
He said: “They’re well organised and good defensively but they’re not impossible to beat at home. If we can go there, play our normal game and play well, I think we’ll get a result.
“It’s always a tough place to go, and physically they’re obviously one of the biggest teams in the Premier League so they’re a threat from set pieces.
“The [Stoke] fans are unbelievable there and like a 12th man but I think their size has a lot to do with it.
“But we’ve been on a good run of form the last few games so hopefully if we can keep playing well I think we can go there and get a result.”