Mark Bowen has now finished his main press conference ahead of the game against Sunderland.
MB: We are pleased with our form away from home so far this season and how we finished the last. We now have the pace and firepower which we didn't quite have last season so we will go to Sunderland in good spirits.
MB: We will go to Sunderland with a positive outlook to try and win the game,
MB: We have got no changes from the weekend. It looks as though Jonathan Walters won't be able to make the game after missing the game against QPR on Saturday. We have a number of players eager to get a game and force their way into the team.
MB: We have watched Sunderland a couple of times. They have had a similar start to us with a slow start at home but you only have to look at the players they have available to know it will be a tough game tomorrow night.
MB: I can't think over the years where Mark has played a weakened side cup competitions, however there may be one or two changes but it will be a side we believe can win the tie.
MB: We are quite confident with our away form going forward.
MB: Our away form has improved however so we can take positives going forward and hopefully into tomorrow night's game,
MB: A bit frustrating to be in front twice against QPR and to let the lead slip on two occasions.
We are almost ready to get underway.
Mark Bowen has now arrived in the media room.
Mark Bowen has arrived at the Britannia Stadium and we are hopefully moments away from getting the pre-Sunderland press conference underway.