Glenn Hoddle, the Wolverhampton Wanderers manager, will consider resting players for the Carling Cup tie away to Watford tonight but that does not necessarily equate to a weakened team.

Hoddle says that, while he wants to progress in the competition, promotion into the Premiership is the primary concern at Molineux.

Many of the changes will be forced, for injuries have reared their ugly heads, but Hoddle expects a performance of passion and character. His team drew 0-0 at home to Leicester City on Saturday and Hoddle wants improvement.

"My priority is promotion and therefore picking up points in the Championship," Hoddle said. "So I am going to have a good think about whether I rest one or two.

"Jackie McNamara hasn't trained today as he suffered a slight stomach pull towards the end of the Leicester game. Mark Kennedy hasn't trained either, although that was planned because he is suffering a slight Achilles problem.

"Kenny Miller has taken part though and this could be a good time to reintroduce him into action. I have got options. I could give young Mark Davies his first start away from home and then there's Rohan Ricketts, who I rested on Saturday but whatever team I put out, they will be well motivated. We want to be in the next round."