Burton Albion respond after upcoming opponents Man City thrash Rotherham 7-0

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Having signed a contract until 2025, Diaz was officially unveiled as a Los Blancos at the Santiago Bernabeu yesterday and trained with his new colleagues for the first time today.

Asked if he wants Kompany to stay at City, Guardiola said: "I would like it". The now much coveted Jadon Sancho joined Borussia Dortmund a year ago, and has flourished since leaving England in pursuit of regular first team football.

'I don't want players who don't want to be here. Going to Real Madrid is not a bad step so hopefully he can take the minutes he wants to take and he didn't want in the last period, for many reasons.

Croom's McCrory and his Sky Bet League One Burton Albion team-mates are looking forward to a first ever Carabao Cup semi-final appearance against high-flying City after defeating Middlesbrough 1-0 in their quarter-final.

Guardiola believes City can handle all four competitions providing he rotates his side carefully.

'With four competitions, everyone is involved and we play games every three or four days, we need everybody.

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With Steven Davis also set to re-sign for the Gers, Coulibaly's chances of getting regular minutes from here seem slim. But he said unless a deal is done between the clubs, they would not feature for Rangers until next term.

The League Cup was the first trophy Guardiola lifted as a manager in England, though he admitted it remained lower on the list of priorities. "What we did with Brahim we did the same with Phil [Foden] and Jadon, important players we did absolutely everything [to keep]", he continued.

"Each week you must try to score goals and give assists and, above all, contribute to the team union that is what leads you to winning titles at the end".

"We saw with the last two games, his problem is that he can only play in one of them [Kompany was in the line-up against Liverpool last week but then sat out the FA Cup win over Rotherham]".

"I am not the groundskeeper", he said. "They have gone their separate ways and everyone has their own plan in what they want to do, so fair play to them". Never we manipulated it, always we try to put water (on the pitch) but it's not necessary here with the weather, it rains a lot.

"It's better conditions for both teams". If you want to go, the openings will be there.

Goal line technology is also being used, a week after the Gills had a goal ruled out against Southend United which they felt had crossed the line. I never speak with the groundsman. I trust the groundsman. I've never made a phone call to one to say do this kind of thing to damage our opponents'.

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