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Stuart Gray reaction to Manchester City clash

28 August 2014

  • Exciting draw for Owls in Capital One Cup
  • Wednesday travel to face Manchester City
  • Stuart Gray says tie is on back burner for now

Stuart Gray is looking forward to the challenge of facing Premier League champions Manchester City in the Capital One Cup – but insists the tie is on the back burner for now.

The Owls were paired with City in Wednesday night’s third round draw, with the game taking place at The Etihad during the week beginning 22 September.

Before that, though, Gray’s men have four contests in the Championship, starting with the home fixture against Nottingham Forest on Saturday (12.15pm).

Gray told “I would have liked a home game like any manager does in cup competition but if you are drawn away, it doesn’t get much better than a trip to Manchester City.

“It will be a great test for the players against the current Premier League champions and League Cup holders.

“It’s an exciting tie for our supporters too, who follow us all over the country in such terrific numbers.

“But for now, that game is on the back burner because our bread and butter is the Championship.

“We have made an excellent start to the season but have achieved nothing yet.

“We have to maintain this level week in, week out and all I am focusing on is the next game, which is Nottingham Forest on Saturday.”

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