Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

On the Mendy!

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

On the Mendy!

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BENJAMIN Mendy is back in the City squad which will travel to Burton Albion tonight.

And Pep Guardiola hinted there will be as many as SIX young players in the matchday squad for the second leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final, which the Blues go into with a 9-0 aggregate lead.

The manager confirmed Kevin de Bruyne and Phil Foden will play, but ruled out Vincent Kompany, the date of whose return is still unclear.

Mendy will travel to the Midlands, but Guardiola refused to say whether he will start or be on the bench.

And he tipped the France international to have an impact on the second half of the season, with City finally having their specialist left-back.

"I miss him a lot," he said. "He can give us extra in the last part of the season."

Guardiola refused point blank to say what his team would be despite the Blues being certain of a place in the final. …

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