Stoke midfielder Glenn Whelan hopes he and his team-mates enjoy another prosperous trip to White Hart Lane when they take on Tottenham in the Barclays Premier League tomorrow.

The Potters have had their fair share of success against Spurs since being promoted to the top flight in 2008, winning four and drawing one of nine meetings between the two sides in league and cup.

That has included some fruitful away days for Tony Pulis' men, who were only denied victory in north London last season by Rafael van der Vaart's stoppage-time equaliser in a 1-1 draw and in 2009-10, triumphed there 1-0.

Whelan scored the winner on that occasion and although Tottenham have been victorious in each of their last five home games in all competitions, the Republic of Ireland international is optimistic about Stoke's prospects tomorrow.

"It will be very difficult because Spurs are terrific at home," Whelan said.

"But we have had a couple of results down there. It is a great place to go if you can get a result."