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Everyone has a part to play - McAllister

Jamie McAllister says the whole squad will have a part to play during the hectic month of September.

The assistant head coach was speaking ahead of tonight’s visit to Wolves, their second match of seven planned for this calendar month.

City also played seven times during August, with head coach Lee Johnson opting to radically change his team around for the Carabao Cup ties with Plymouth Argyle and Watford.

However, six of the seven games this month are Sky Bet Championship encounters, meaning the old mantra of never changing a winning team doesn’t exist anymore.

He told BCTV: “The boys are very understanding and know the Championship is very demanding.

“There is such physicality in this league now and it puts a strain on the body. We always take that into consideration when picking the next team; some players recover quicker than others.

“The gaffer will always speak to the players he leaves out so they are aware of the reasons and that could be to give the team a freshness or for tactical reasons.

“The game is so tactical now; it’s not as simple as ‘just keep a winning team’. We’re doing it for their benefit and it’s about the team and not individuals.”

WHAT HE SAID

"I think it will be similar to the Reading game and we’ll go to Molineux in confident mood.”

Jamie McAllister

City go in search of their first win at Molineux since 1931 and McAllister admits it won’t be easy against big-spending opponents.

McAllister said: “We know they’ve been spending £15m here, £10m there and £7m and so on. They’ve obviously got quality players and have had a great start to the season.

“However, like all teams they will have weaknesses and we’ll work to exploit them. I think it will be similar to the Reading game and we’ll go to Molineux in confident mood.”

City fans are reminded the match is all-ticket for visiting supporters.