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In brief: Pre-Stoke City press conference

Jamie McAllister met the media ahead of tomorrow night's Carabao Cup third round clash with Stoke City at Ashton Gate.

The City assistant head coach answered questions from the local and national press along with midfielder Marlon Pack.

Here's what they had to say:

JAMIE MCALLISTER

- Eros Pisano is back working in the gym but won't be fit to face Stokoe

- Jens Hegeler is back in contention after a neck injury

- McAllister believes Saturday's performance sets a benchmark for the players

- Coach has no issues with the Carabao Cup, insisting the tie isn't a distraction from league matters

- McAllister is full of admiration for Stoke boss Mark Hughes, saying: "I used to love watching him as a footballer and he's one of the best managers in the Premier League now"

- Coach is hoping for another impressive atmosphere from home supporters

- McAllister says Stoke are now established in the Premier League and recalls how they pipped City to promotion in 2008

MARLON PACK

- Midfielder believes Saturday's 4-1 win over Derby County was the club's best performance of the season

- Pack relishing the opportunity to face Premier League opposition at Ashton Gate

- Midfielder insists the Carabao Cup isn't a distraction from league football

- "It's another football match that we want to win as we want to keep the momentum up," adds Pack

- Former Cheltenham midfield man says top scorer Bobby Reid is the "best trainer" he's seen during his time at Ashton Gate

- Pack adds: "To make the changes we did in the last round and still beat Watford shows the strength in depth we've got now."

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