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7 January 2019

NIGEL Clough wants all his players and all the club’s supporters to enjoy the moment as Burton Albion take on Manchester City on Wednesday night.

The first leg of the semi-final of the Carabao Cup will take place at the Etihad Stadium with the second two weeks later back at the Pirelli.

The Albion manager said: “We are going to enjoy the experience. Nobody gives us much of a chance and quite rightly so. But it’s great for our supporters. Some have followed the club for 40, 50, 60 years or more and never dreamt of being in a League Cup semi-final so let’s enjoy it.”

Clough says his players are fully aware of the size of the task that awaits them.

“I watched them play Liverpool and they were pretty frightening at times. Their work rate and ability all over the pitch was there for everybody to see. They also have strength in depth not just on the bench but below that.

“They have the best youngsters in the country at the moment, so whichever team they play has quality.

“Every game you have a chance but it’s just about what degree that chance is. Ours is extremely slim but there is always a chance in football.

“We won’t go into detail about their players as that will frighten the life out of our lads. They know how good they are as they watch Match of the Day each week.

“We will approach it the same way we have when we have faced Championship clubs and Premier League Burnley in the competition this season. We also can’t do too much work on them as we have no idea what team they will play - and that helps in some ways.

“We will just focus on ourselves, do our jobs and hope they have a terrible night. For something to happen in our favour they will certainly have to have an off night.”

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