Damien Johnson admits ‘it’s all about results’ as Rovers look to progress in to the quarter-finals of the Premier League Cup tonight.

Rovers Under-23s have been knocked out of the competition at the last 16 stage for the past two years and are hoping its third time lucky against Stoke City (7pm).

The game will be played at Leek Town’s Harrison Park, with Rovers taking on a Potters side who won Group A and have been in impressive form of late.

However, Rovers, who have won eight of their last 11 matches, will be favourites given they are a league higher than their opponents.

But Johnson warned: “I think at this stage of the season, and the latter stages of cup competitions, knockout football, it’s about results.

“We know that Stoke will be a different proposition in terms of having not played them this season because they are not in our league.

“They have won five of their last six matches so it will be a tough test.

“It’s at Leek Town so it is going to be a challenge in terms of the different type of surface and venue, buy similar to Southport and Dagenham which is good for their development.”

Harry Chapman, a scorer in the 2-2 draw with Brighton on Monday, will make a fifth consecutive appearance for the Under-23s, despite back-to-back 90 minutes for the Academy side, as will midfielder Jacob Davenport.

On January signing Chapman, first team boss Tony Mowbray said: “He will play for the Under-23s at Stoke along with Jacob Davenport.

“Harry is doing fine, I just want to make sure that’s he’s played game after game after game and felt no reaction and feels okay.

“Maybe after the international break, if his training is good, and I can see him day after day, he’ll be available.”