UWE Rosler insists he will put a strong team out against Dagenham & Redbridge tonight, and admits he will rotate his squad as he sees fit this season.
Players who didn't feature at Port Vale on Saturday, like Stuart Dallas, Paul Hayes, Ben Nugent, Javi Venta, Sam Saunders and Toumani Diagouraga, are expected to benefit from some game time in the Capital One Cup tie at Griffin Park.
But Rosler is determined to have a run in the competition this season so that, if nothing else, he can keep all his players sharp.
He said: “It is about putting out best possible team on the day – I don't have a first XI and second XI, and the team which starts the season won't be the team which finishes the season.
“It is about putting a team out to best suit who we are playing. For example, we won't play with this formation (4-3-3 at Port Vale) against Sheffield United.
“There will be an element of rotation. We want to go further in the cup as it will allow me to keep my players match fit.”