"I don't have any alternatives, we are going to play a few young players, some first-team players, but some will rest for the games we have ahead of us," Guardiola said ahead of the League Cup third-round clash.
"A few players from the Academy are going to play because we have John, Ayme, Rodri, Oleks, all of them are injured. Ruben [Dias] and Joao [Cancelo] played all the minutes and I do not think they will be able to play in this game. We will see.
"We don't have four or five days [to prepare], we have three to make a good selection. It's an opportunity for the Academy, that's why they are there."
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