Hughes promises strong City

26 February 2009 08:34
Manchester City manager Mark Hughes believes progress in the UEFA Cup is vital ahead of Thursday's last 32 meeting with FC Copenhagen. The first meeting of the two sides ended in a 2-2 stalemate in Denmark last week. But Hughes will resist the temptation to name a weakened side ahead of a busy period of Premier League fixtures as he is keen to go all the way in Europe. He said: "I think our squad is big enough and strong enough and we want to get the job done." Meanwhile, Hughes is hoping his side can start strongly in the second leg at Eastlands following the mistakes which undermined their performance in Denmark. "I would rather start the game strongly and hopefully put the game to bed quite early, then make changes," he continued. "That is better than going the other way when you think you can keep people in reserve and hope you don't need them. "Invariably at some point you do need them so I would rather choose this option when it comes to selecting my team."

Source: ESA

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