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Posted Wednesday, January 3rd 2018

Johnson insists there will be cup changes

Lee Johnson says he will definitely make changes for Saturday’s Emirates FA Cup third round tie at Watford (3pm kick-off).

The head coach has already given his players three days off, allowing them to switch off from football after competing in eight games in the space of 32 days.

No team in the Sky Bet Championship has played more games this season and it took its toll on New Year’s Day when Aston Villa fired five past the Robins.

Speaking on BCTV, Johnson said: “I’ve got to be smart now and there are players that I want to give a go to.

“The likes of Cauley Woodrow, Matty Taylor and Niclas Eliasson will definitely start and I’m looking forward to giving them that opportunity.

“I want to see a few of our players for the future and hopefully our supporters will understand that we need to give some of our senior players a rest.

“It’s going to be a difficult game, there’s no doubt about that, but we’ll certainly give our all to progress into the fourth round of the FA Cup.”

City beat Watford in the Carabao Cup earlier this season

TRAVELLING SUPPORT WILL BE KEY

City will be backed by more than 1,200 travelling supporters at Vicarage Road and Johnson has called on them to roar on his much-changed team.

He added: “The players are getting three days off because they need it. I’ll then make changes against Watford, then we’ve got the Man City game.

“What do you do? Write off the Man City game to get points in the next game? We can’t. We haven’t got a big enough squad to compete on all fronts due to our injuries.

“We’re going to need our fans at Watford to really get behind the players we select and I’ve no doubts they’ll do that.”

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