MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 20: Nigel Clough, manager of Burton Albion speaks to his players after the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Manchester United and Burton Albion at Old Trafford on September 20, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Nigel Clough will not go into too much detail about Manchester City’s qualities to his Burton squad as he doesn’t want to frighten them

The English third division side will go up against City in the Carabao Cup semi-finals with the first leg to take place at the Etihad Stadium next Wednesday.

While forward Lucas Akins dares to dream of causing an upset, manager Clough’s main focus is ensuring his players don’t get cold feet.

“We’ve not gone into any detail with them because that will frighten the life out of them,” said Clough, according to Belfast Telegraph.

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“They know. They watch Match of the Day every week. They know exactly how good they are.

“We’ll approach it exactly the same way we did against the Championship clubs and Burnley. We can’t do too much on them because we don’t know what team they’ll play.

“It helps in some ways because we can focus on ourselves, do our jobs and hopefully they’ll have a terrible night which is what it will take for something to happen in our favour.”

The first leg will start at 20:45 (CET) next Wednesday.