Clough urges Burton to savour experience as they chase Man City upset


Manchester City could retain the Carabao Cup if they overcome unfancied Burton Albion in the two-legged Carabao Cup semi-finals then dispatch of either Chelsea or Tottenham at Wembley in the final. The best way is to do what we did. When Wigan put us out of the FA Cup last season I was sad.

The Owls and Hatters drew their initial Third Round tie 0-0, and the incentive for both sides in their upcoming replay will be a chance to test themselves at the home of the Premier League giants. We're not a team who has a lot of titles in our museum so you have to take these chances to get to the final.

Clough, who finished his senior playing career at City when times were very different for the Manchester club, is determined to savour the moment even if the odds are stacked against them.

Kevin De Bruyne's first headed goal in English football set the hosts on their way, with Jesus adding a quickfire double before Oleksandr Zinchenko fortuitously opened his City account. "The great clubs don't choose competitions, don't choose games, you have to do your job". "In this incredible schedule, we have a little bit of a break in that week to prepare for the other competitions".

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Zinchenko's strike was his first for City, though whether or not he actually meant it is a matter of debate - the 22-year-old Ukrainian flooping a lofty cross-cum-shot Burton 'keeper Bradley Collins from the edge of the area. And we stopped them, that's a positive for us.

'I don't think we could've done too much more with the quality that is out there.

"In reality it's going to be hard but I'm sure all the players will go there in the right frame of mind". Not at all, we have made history in getting this far. We kept going right to the end, they were shouting "we want 10" and we stopped them, that's a positive for us.