July 18, 2024
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COPENHAGEN is likely to be a bit rusty in opposition to in-form Manchester Metropolis on Tuesday of their first aggressive recreation for TWO MONTHS.

The Danes have been on a winter break since their 1-0 win over Galatasaray clinched a last-16 place again on December 12.

Scott McKenna could make his debut for Copenhagen against Manchester City

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Scott McKenna may make his debut for Copenhagen in opposition to Manchester MetropolisCredit score: Getty

Boss Jacob Neestrop admits 63 days and not using a recreation just isn’t supreme.

He stated: “In fact, it could be a bonus if we had been in full stream however it’s what it’s.

“We’ve tried to have one of the best begin concerning our coaching

“We really feel we’re in an excellent place.

“We go for taking part in a very good recreation and ship a very good efficiency to get a outcome like now we have achieved within the different Champions League matches.”

Copenhagen performed within the pleasant Atlantic Cup in Portugal final week to get some match apply, profitable two out of their three video games.

That is solely the second time they’ve reached the final 16 — they misplaced to Chelsea in 2011.

However they got here via a gaggle that additionally included Bayern Munich and Manchester United and have misplaced simply two of 18 Champions League matches at their Parken Stadium, which is thought for its hostile environment.

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Scottish centre again Scott McKenna, 27, is in line for a debut after a mortgage transfer from Nottingham Forest final month. 

The defender had fallen out of favour below Steve Cooper and was unable to persuade Nuno Espirito Santo that he must be given a spot again within the group.

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Talking about dealing with Manchester Metropolis within the Champions League, Mckenna stated: “Manchester Metropolis are clearly a prime group and will probably be a troublesome match.

“However I do not assume you must present them an excessive amount of respect, in any other case they are going to simply run over you.

“You must attempt to make it as troublesome for them as potential and hopefully it’s going to work out for us.

“I’ve solely performed in opposition to Manchester Metropolis as soon as and it did not finish too effectively for me! I do know Copenhagen performed in opposition to Metropolis final season within the Champions League too so the gamers on the membership have in all probability confronted them greater than me.”


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