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CLOUGH LOOKS FORWARD TO GLAMOUR TIE

19 December 2018

NIGEL Clough says that facing Manchester City will be daunting for his players but the semi-final of the Carabao Cup is something everyone can look forward to.

The Brewers manager said: "They are one of the best teams in Europe at the moment. What they have done over the last year or so in England is quite frightening for a team in League One.

"With the strength of their squad and football club the one thing Pep Guardiola might be pleased with is that he won't have to risk too many players.

"I don't think it makes too much difference being away in the first leg. I think whatever the score in the first leg people will want to watch Manchester City at the Pirelli Stadium.

"Financial considerations for us as this stage are the main thing but it's also something for everyone to look forward to.

"It will be daunting though as Manchester City are so capable. We have seen their Under 23 players in the Checkatrade Trophy and they can be frightening which shows the strength they have got.

"There are three out of the top four in the Premier League left in the competition and us - it's incredible.

"But what is important are the League One games before then. Saturday at Luton will be unbelievably tough given the efforts of last night. 

"Then we have to get something out of Wycombe and Plymouth at home over Christmas. They are the two most important games of the period for us before we look forward to the Carabao Cup."

The Brewers have not had it easy to get this far beating one Premier League team (Burnley), three Championship teams (Aston Villa, Nottingham Forest and Middlesbrough) and one League One side (Shrewsbury) so far.

Semi-final matches are over two legs and will be played week commencing January 7 and January 21 with all matches set to be shown on Sky Sports.

Dates to be confirmed and ticket details will then follow.

 

 


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