DERBY County midfielder Rory Delap today warned Rovers the Rams will be no pushovers tomorrow -- despite their perilous position in the Premier League.

Rovers are clear favourites with the bookies ahead of tomorrow's FA Cup fourth round clash between the two sides at Ewood Park.

But, though County have struggled all season in the top flight, Delap insists there's still plenty of quality in Jim Smith's decimated squad.

And, if Rovers are expecting an easy ride, then the former Carlisle man has told them to think again because the men from Pride Park are travelling north with a point to prove.

"Our squad is stronger than many of the teams above us in the league," said the Republic of Ireland international.

"On paper we have an impressive side -- but that doesn't count for much when you're out there.

"We have over a dozen international players and our quality is better than some of the teams higher in the Premiership.

"So we should be doing better than we are and we're the only ones who can put that right."

Craig Burley, Deon Burton, Georgi Kinkladze, Seth Johnson and Daryl Powell could all be missing tomorrow.

But, after a sticky start to the season which saw them propping up the league, the Rams have fought back to claw their out of the bottom three.