Sven to make changes for Cup tie

Last updated : 29 August 2007 By Ben Collins
The City boss wants to assess his fringe players and knows this is the ideal opportunity to do so.

But he insists he will still take the competition seriously given the Blues' last major Cup success was their League Cup triumph in 1976.

"We'll make some changes because I think it's right to do it, I want to see some of the other players that haven't played very much so far," he said.

"It will be a good team, where almost all of them on the pitch are international players.

"We take it seriously, of course we do," he added. "You have to do that knowing that we haven't won anything for a long time.

"We are in three competitions and they are extremely important for us. We don't play in Europe, unfortunately, so we don't have that, but I hope we will have it in the future."

Shaleum Logan, who yesterday signed a new three-year deal with the Blues, is expected to be one of the players to come into the starting line-up and will make his City debut if he features at Ashton Gate.

The versatile 19-year-old can play on either wing - in defence or midfield - and put himself on the verge of a first-team call-up after impressing in pre-season.

"When you have a squad of around 20, 23 players, sometimes you want the others to play because you need them during the season," added Sven. "It'll be a good opportunity to see them."