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Former Wolves and Man City player delivers surprising verdict ahead of cup tie



Wolves face the toughest task in English football tomorrow night, when they travel to face Manchester City in the Carabao Cup.

However, England U-20 manager Paul Simpson, who played for both clubs, feels the West Midlands side could make it tough for their opponents.

Pep Guardiola’s team have been in scintillating form, dropping just two points all season and have scored goals for fun in recent weeks.

With all that in mind, you can forgive any Wolves supporter for fearing a drubbing when they travel to the Etihad tomorrow.

Yet, because Guardiola will inevitably rotate the team, Simpson believes the visitors have an outside chance. “I think Wolves have had a fantastic start to the season and this now will be a really good test for them. I think, depending on what sort of side City put out, it could be a good test for City as well,” he told the Express & Star.

Nuno Espirito Santo has rung the changes himself in the Carabao Cup, picking a complete second string outfit when the Black Country side shocked Southampton in the second round.

Whether he makes wholesale changes again remains to be seen, because they will still be facing a hugely talented opposition.

The Verdict

It’s hard to see anything other than a comprehensive City win, despite what Paul Simpson says. The depth Pep Guardiola’s squad has means he can still select a formidable side.

Given Santo’s past team selections, you would anticipate many more changes from him as well, which will make the task even harder for Wolves.

However, their priority is solely on achieving promotion, so a long, tough night at the Etihad might be a small sacrifice come the end of the season.

Thoughts, Wolves fans? Let us know in the comments below.

ScoopDragon Football News Network

Article title: Former Wolves and Man City player delivers surprising verdict ahead of cup tie

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