2023-01-24 10:47:00

Man City boss sends pressure message ahead of banana-skin League Cup quarter-final

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By Jack Lacey Hatton

Manchester City Women's boss Gareth Taylor has urged his players to relish the pressure of their favourite status ahead of a Continental League Cup quarter-final clash with Bristol City.

Holders City are expected to get past their Championship opponents, but Taylor has insisted that it won't be an easy task. Bristol City sit second in the second tier having only lost once all season and will have home advantage at Ashton Gate.

The Vixens were beaten by Taylor 's side at the same stage of the competition last season, with Man City eventually lifting the trophy after a 3-1 win against Chelsea in the final. But the Citizens manager is expecting a tough test in the West Country and says his players must relish their tag as favourites.

"I think you have to enjoy that pressure that comes with it and the expectation levels of playing for Manchester City," said Taylor. "Were not daft, we know that on any given day there can be upsets.

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