West Bromwich Albion defender Carl Hoefkens is adamant his team will sustain their promotion charge despite the loss of several key players.
The Baggies full back accepts that the knee injuries picked up by leading scorers Kevin Phillips and Ishmael Miller, winger James Morrison and defender Martin Albrechtsen have hurt Albion but claims they have assembled a good enough squad to manage.
West Brom travel to high-flying Plymouth Argyle tomorrow with only Craig Beattie and Sherjill Macdonald as recognised strikers, knowing a win could cement their position in the automatic promotion places.
And the Belgian believes a victory at Home Park is within their compass. "It is going to be very hard to play on without Kev and Ishmael - 22 goals is quite a lot.
"But I think we have enough quality in the team and we have other players who have to step up now. We have a lot of quality and I think we will manage to do that."
That is not to make light of Phillips absence. "Those injuries mean that the providers of 22 goals are missing - that's 22 goals we are lacking.
"James has scored one, Martin one and then you have Ish and Kev with ten goals each.
"Any team in this league who can play games without players who have provided 22 goals in total will have a task and there are some teams in this league who haven't even scored 22 goals yet. We just have to live with that now and see who is going to play."
Albion might have had added one more to their collection on Sunday had Zoltan Gera been able to score from the penalty spot in Sunday's draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Instead the Hungarian saw his 84th minute effort saved by Wayne Hennessey and effectively cost his team two points.
But Hoefkens maintains none of his team-mates will point the finger at the midfielder: "No one is even thinking of blaming him. That will absolutely never happen," he said.
"He was fine afterwards. He knows it was not the best penalty in the world and that can happen. "But we just said come on there will be other chances in other games and we may need him to take one again - it is no problem."