Burton Albion FC vs Manchester City - Burton to check on midfield duo

Posted Tuesday, January 22, 2019 by PA

Burton Albion FC vs Manchester City - Burton to check on midfield duo

Scott Fraser and Jamie Allen are doubts for Burton ahead of their Carabao Cup semi-final second leg against holders Manchester City.

Fraser is nursing a knee injury following Albion’s League One draw at Doncaster at the weekend, while fellow midfielder Allen has been playing despite an ankle problem in recent weeks.

They will be assessed although, with the tie over owing to City’s 9-0 lead from the first leg at the Etihad Stadium, neither player will be risked ahead of what manager Nigel Clough sees as a more important match against Bradford on Saturday.

New signings Josh Clarke and Colin Daniel definitely miss out. Clarke, on loan from Brentford, is cup-tied having already featured in the competition for his parent club, while Daniel is ineligible because he has signed for Burton since the first leg.

Benjamin Mendy could be on the bench for City at the Pirelli Stadium.

The French left-back has been out since November following knee surgery but has been training for the past week and is nearing a return.

Captain Vincent Kompany remains on the injury list.

Manager Pep Guardiola is set rotate his squad but has confirmed playmaker Kevin De Bruyne will be among the senior players to feature. Goalkeeper Aro Muric and midfielder Phil Foden are set to come in.

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