Goalkeeper Asmir Begovic is determined to help Stoke reach the FA Cup final again after being left out the side during last season's run.
The Bosnian international was distraught after being overlooked in favour of Thomas Sorensen during a campaign which saw the Potters eventually lose to big-spending Manchester City in the Wembley showpiece.
But now the 24-year-old, who returned to the side which lost the Europa League last-32, first-leg tie against Valencia at the Britannia Stadium on Thursday, expects to be part of manager Tony Pulis's plans.
"I wasn't involved last year but at this moment am involved," he told The Daily Express. "Hopefully I can keep playing and the team can go through.
"It was very disappointing not to play in the final last year. You want to be No. 1 and you want to play in all the games.
"But I knew the situation, it was one of those things that happened. Maybe things will be different this time.
"The manager explained it to me at the time and I appreciated his reasons. It is just the way it goes and it is fine with me.
The shot-stopper has also urged his team-mates to remain focused ahead of Sunday's clash against League Two high-fliers Crawley at the Broadfield Stadium, which he expects to be a battle.
"We have a big game on Sunday and we have to focus on that. But it would be nice to play at Wembley, everyone wants to play in the big games and hopefully we can get there again this year," he said.
"It is going to be a very tough game. People will look at it on paper and think that we should be cruising and winning that game, but it is going to be tough.
"We are going to be ready for an absolute battle."
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