Etihad Hold No Fear For Shaking Bowyer!

Last updated : 15 January 2014 By Footy Mad - Editor

Gary Bowyer: "Everyone's excited and relishing the challenge of going to a fantastic stadium to play a fantastic team.

"We've got everything to gain; no one outside of our dressing room gives us a prayer and they are situations we quite like. We learn more about our players and they're really going to be tested on Wednesday. The players are excited about the opportunity to play against them again.

"No one gave us a chance last time we played them - and we managed to get a draw - and likewise this time. They are formidable at home but we'll be telling our players to go and have a good go at it and enjoy it and express themselves. We'll see how far they've come.

"For the young ones, they have no fear; all they know is how to go and play and that is exactly what we're expecting from them again.

"We've got old heads around that will help them anyway, that's not a problem for them at all. We asked them who wanted a rest and didn't get an answer, they're all wanting to play. That just shows you how far they've come so quickly.

"The speed of play and the quality on the ball, the value of possession and keeping the ball was massive for our lads.

"It excited them after the game; they were talking and you could hear and see the excitement in them. It's something they're going to get the opportunity to do again which is great for them.

"We're a young team, we've got some experience back in there but they're learning all the time and improving. When we set off at the start of the season that was the aim - to bring some young, hungry players in that wanted to get better and better. Full credit to the group we've got, that's what we're doing.

"We've got a long way to go until the end of the season but we're delighted with the progress they're making."