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Posted Sunday, January 7th 2018

We take confidence to the Etihad - Holden

City's proven ability to beat Premier League teams will give them confidence heading into their Carabao Cup semi-final with Manchester City.

That's according to Dean Holden, as the Robins have earned a reputation for being Premier League slayers having knocked Watford, Stoke City, Crystal Palace and Manchester United out of the competition this season.

They travel to the Etihad Stadium for the first leg of the semi-final, off the back of a 3-0 loss against the Hornets in the FA Cup.

Speaking to BCTV, assistant head coach Holden said: "It's going to be an incredible night for the club with almost 8,000 of our supporters going to the Etihad Stadium - that's the biggest away following that stadium will have ever seen so you can imagine the atmosphere and excitement they are going to create.

"We've got make sure that we go and perform there like we have done in most games this season. It's dependant on which side Manchester City put out and we'll see on the night. We'll prepare as best we can. We can only focus on us.

"We've beaten four Premier League teams so we take huge confidence from that.

"We're disappointed [to have lost against Watford on Saturday] but our performance, certainly in the second half, warranted a goal to get back into the game and we'll take confidence from that as well, going into Tuesday."

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