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Benjamin Mendy Set To Burton Albion Clash

mendybigManchester City have no fresh injury concerns for Wednesday’s Carabao Cup semi-final first leg with Burton Albion.

Left-back Benjamin Mendy is training alone but is expected to be unavailable for selection for two to three weeks.

Burton midfielder Stephen Quinn and defender John Brayford face late fitness tests for the Brewers’ trip to Etihad Stadium.

Current holders Manchester City go into the tie after a crushing 7-0 victory in the third round of the FA Cup against Rotherham on Sunday.

The defending Premier League champions are four points behind league leaders Liverpool, but manager Pep Guardiola insists his side are taking the tie “very seriously”.

“Winning is important, we cannot deny it,” said Guardiola.

“We are in the semi-finals, one step closer to going back to Wembley.

“The Carabao Cup is a more local competition. Everybody is happy to win but no one is sad to go out but we are here and we are going to try.

Burton are also in fine form after cruising past Rochdale 4-0 in the third tier on Saturday, as Marcus Harness fired a hat-trick at Spotland.

“It’s great to go into that game with another clean sheet and a good performance. We will just go there and give it our best,” Harness told the club’s official website.

“Playing against the best players in the world is what you dream about as a kid and we are all buzzing as we have nothing to lose and can just go out and enjoy it.”

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