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In brief: Pre-Watford press conference

Dean Holden met the media ahead of Tuesday night's Carabao Cup second round tie at Watford.

The City assistant head coach answered questions from the local and national press along with winger Callum O'Dowda.

Here's what they had to say:


-  Aden Flint is back in the squad for the game

- Matty Taylor has returned to training but the game comes too soon for the striker

- Holden reports a number of bumps and bruises in the camp

- Holden admits City will make changes and says Watford are likely to do the same

- Assistant head coach says it will still be a big test for the players, whoever comes into the Watford team

- Holden pleased with the "defensive resilience" shown against Millwall on Saturday

- No news of any further incomings to the squad


- O'Dowda says there was frustration that City couldn't break down Millwall on Saturday but adds that in the past, it's maybe a game the team would have lost

- Winger desperate to take his chance in the team when it comes along

- O'Dowda says team's confidence is good, but admits it would be a huge lift if they can oust a Premier League team from the Carabao Cup

- Irishman says Watford have done very well in the Premier League and are now established in the top flight

- O'Dowda says he would love a cup run and is looking forward to the trip to Vicarage Road