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It has been 14 years since we have entered this competition. Some of the young players will travel after the Villa game to join up with the first team. I have no knowledge how good the opposition is and I am sure the Gaffer has important information how their game set up works. Wijnaldum’s fitness is coming along nicely but he won’t be risked for this game and it looks positive for VVD’s fitness also. Getting the right balance for the midfield is a key factor and a headache selection for me who to put in. Maybe Firmino could do with a rest and Origi can take his place in the first 11 and the team should be:
TAA - Gomez - VVD - Robertson
Henderson - Keita - Milner
Salah - Origi - Mane
This game begins at 5:30 PM (GMT) and best of luck Redmen.