8,000 Bristol City supporters set to descend on Etihad for Carabao Cup semi-final

Bristol City will bring a huge following of 8,000 fans to the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday night when the Championship side meet Manchester City in the first leg of the Carabao Cup semi-finals.

Robins assistant manager Dean Holden says it will be the biggest away allocation in the history of the stadium – something we can’t verify, but the visitors have been given the entirety of South Stand levels 2 and 3 for the game.

Speaking to BCTV, Holden said: “Its going to be an incredible night for the club with almost 8,000 of our supporters going to the Etihad Stadium – that’s the biggest away following that stadium will have ever seen so you can imagine the atmosphere and excitement they are going to create.

“We’ve got make sure that we go and perform there like we have done in most games this season. It’s dependant on which side Manchester City put out and we’ll see on the night. We’ll prepare as best we can, we can only focus on us.

“We’ve beaten four Premier League teams so we take huge confidence.

“We’re disappointed [to have lost against Watford] but our performance, certainly in the second half, warranted a goal to get back into the game and we’ll take confidence from that, going into Tuesday.”

Pep Guardiola’s side certainly won’t take their second-tier opposition lightly with a Wembley final potentially just two games away. The City boss fielded a strong team in the FA Cup against Burnley on Saturday, and is likely to do so again when Bristol City come to town.

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