Tony Pulis has reassured Ricardo Fuller and Tuncay Sanli that the attacking duo still have a future at Stoke City.
Stoke's summer recruitment drive saw Pulis boost his attacking options significantly by bringing Kenwyne Jones, Jonathan Walters and Eidur Gudjohnsen to the Britannia Stadium.
The signings have raised question marks over the futures of Fuller and Tuncay, but Potters boss Pulis insists the pair are part of his plans.
"There's no way I've forgotten about them," Pulis told The Sentinel.
"Everyone knows how highly I regard Ric and everyone certainly knows how much he has achieved here.
"He's a potential match-winner and game changer in my book and those are rare players."
Turkey international Tuncay, who has struggled to make a significant impact since his 2009 arrival from Middlesbrough, was linked with a move away from Stoke during the transfer window.
Wigan Athletic had been mooted as admirers of the forward, but Pulis is happy the 28-year-old stayed at the club and is now expecting an improved season from the player.
He added: "We're delighted he hasn't gone anywhere.
"Now he's been here for a year, we're hoping he understands us better and will kick on again."