Remember in the previous round vs. Derby County, Jürgen submitted a lineup including Kelleher, Calvin Ramsay, Gomez, Nat Phillips, Ox, Stefan Bajcetic, Bobby Clark, Frauendorf, Layton Stewart and Carvalho. Given the opponent for this one, is that even a possiblity? Premier League match with Villa four days after this one.
In these two friendlies in Dubai, Milner played at right back. Gomez and Joel were the center backs and Robbo at left back. Bajcetic, Thiago and Harvey were the midfield, with Bobby and Mo in attack, and Carvalho and Ox each starting one game at the other forward. But Darwin will be available for selection.
Jürgen hinted that Hendo and Trent could be ready to return for this, but that he probably won't be using Virgil quite yet. We know Konate will still be on a one-week break after the World Cup final played Sunday.
I mean, if we were drawn against Charlton I think we'd look at the team selection very differently, but instead we have City.
What say ye?
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