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Man City to remain in Wales for Swansea double header

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has revealed that his squad will stay in Wales following the EFL Cup clash against Swansea City on Wednesday night.

City prepare to square off against the Swans twice in less than a week at the Liberty Stadium - first in the third round of the league cup in midweek - and then in the Premier League on Saturday.

Given the close proximity between the two matches, Guardiola has now decided that his team will remain in Wales until Saturday and that the Citizens will be training at Dragon Park, the Wales National Football Development Centre in Newport, during their stay in the country.

Guardiola said: "We play Wednesday and Saturday.

"We play at night on the Wednesday. We are going to finish late, if we come back here on Thursday to recover, then on Friday morning, we will have to come back again.

"I would prefer to be there to recover because this week is so important for us. We have two Premier League away games. We also have a crucial game in the Champions League in Glasgow (against Celtic next Wednesday).

"I want us to have a good recovery, train well, prepare as well as possible for our two games in Swansea, for our game in the Champions League and for Tottenham away. Everybody will travel down."

Sarad Bade Shrestha
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