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💬 Matt Taylor previews Portsmouth cup clash

City manager looks ahead to second round clash

6 January 2022

Matt Taylor is keen on putting out the most "competitive team possible" to face Portsmouth on Friday night in the Papa John's Trophy.

Speaking ahead of the rescheduled round two tie the manager said: 

"We've got senior players coming back so genreally this squad will be strong, depending on where every one is preparation and game time wise.

"The bench was strong on Tuesday and I'm expecting it to be strong again on Friday."

With rotation usual in the EFL Trophy, Taylor is looking at another opportunity for his fringe players: 

"There's no better opportunity than the next game. It's a competitive game against the best opposition, on our home pitch which we haven't played on for a while. We've looked at playing on Friday nights from afar.

"We'll see how our fans take to it, we'll see how how the fans take to it but at the end of the day it's a real cup tie so it's a fantastic opportunity for the players on that pitch."

Watch all of Taylor's interview below👇

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