Lee Clark insisted today that the Johnstone's Paint Trophy represented a huge opportunity for Huddersfield Town as the club geared up for their northern area semi-final against Tranmere Rovers.
Clark called on his players to apply their full attention to tonight's tie at Prenton Park following Saturday's priceless victory over League One leaders Brighton.
A 2-1 win against Albion at the Galpharm Stadium enhanced Huddersfield's prospects of automatic promotion, but Clark said the priority of reaching the Championship should not detract from the chance of an appearance at Wembley in the final of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.
"Make no mistake, this is a big, big game for us," said the Huddersfield manager.
"Tranmere will be tough opponents and they'll be equally keen to get to the northern final.
"But I've been telling my players what an opportunity they have.
"We're three games from playing at Wembley – to me the most prestigious and high-profile stadium in world football – and that's not a chance to be given away lightly."
Clark will shuffle his line-up tonight with club captain Peter Clarke set to serve a one-match ban.
The defender received his fifth booking of the season on Saturday and is unavailable for a tie at Prenton Park which was twice postponed due to the cold weather.
Damien Johnson will be absent with a knee injury and Graham Carey is suffering from knee and ankle problems.
Loan striker Benik Afobe is due to miss out in order to play for Arsenal in their FA Youth Cup clash with Darlington.
"We've got a few players unavailable, but I always say that means others have the chance to stake their claim," said Clark