Tom Cleverley has warned that Uruguay's attackers pose a major threat to Team GB's chances of reaching the knock-out phase of the Olympic football competition.

Stuart Pearce's side take on the Uruguayans at Wembley in their final group game, requiring just a draw to reach the last eight. Uruguay, the current Copa America holders, must win to retain their interest in the competition - with a draw only good enough if Senegal lose heavily to UAE.

Speaking to the media in advance of the match, Cleverley singled out Uruguay strikers Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani, and winger Gaston Ramirez, for particular praise, saying the three "are all good players who can hurt us".

Tom Cleverley
Cleverley is set to play a influential part in Team GB's attempts to reach the last eight. Reuters

Suarez and Cavani, who play for Liverpool and Napoli respectively, managed 51 goals between them last season, while Ramirez, who plays for Bologna, is renowned as one of Europe's most dangerous wide players and has been tipped to join Suarez at Anfield.

However, despite Uruguay's attacking potency, Manchester United midfielder Cleverley said that "they also have weaknesses" which can be exploited.

Referring to Team GB's group, Cleverley said: "It is tight. We must be positive and go for the win. We've got to try to top the group. We have got to stamp our mark on the game."

Having stumbled to defeat in their own warm-up game against Brazil, and spluttered during the opening game draw against Senegal, victory over UAE was a timely kick-start to Team GB's men's football campaign.

The men will be looking to follow in the footsteps of their female counterparts, who reached the quarter-final with an 100% record, having defeated Brazil in front of a record crowd for a women's match at Wembley.

"We really feel like we are snowballing into a good side now," Cleverley said.

"Our commitment should not be doubted. Some people might not think we are taking the Olympics seriously, but like all the athletes at the Games we want a gold medal.

"We were very down after the Senegal game because it felt like a defeat.

"I think a lot of the European teams will struggle because of the time of year, with players only just back into pre-season training.

"But we feel we're improving and we all want to carry it on all the way to the final."