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Ex-Chelsea midfielder Mellis ready for Man City showdown

Former Chelsea midfielder Jacob Mellis hopes to prove his quality today for Barnsley against FA Cup opponents Manchester City.

The Barnsley midfielder was shown the door at Stamford Bridge a year ago after the club took a dim view of a prank where he set off a smoke grenade.

Mellis, 22, insisted: "I wouldn't say it's something I've really had to recover from - I've just had to move on. I don't think I've paid for it.

"People will look at what happened and say whatever, but I don't think I was ever going to play for Chelsea's first team week in and week out. There have been no other incidents since then, so I'm just concentrating on my football now."

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