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Humphreys: We're ready for Derby County challenge

HUMPHREYS: City's centre-back is expecting a difficult test at Derby County on Monday

HUMPHREYS: City's centre-back is expecting a difficult test at Derby County on Monday

Manchester City centre-back Cameron Humphreys insists City know exactly what to expect from their Premier League Cup opponents Derby County.

Having beat Derby in their opening Premier League 2 match of the season following an excellent second half turnaround, Humphreys feels City are prepared for their challenge this time around.

The 18-year-old said: “We played them first game of the season and we know what to expect from them.

“They’re a physical side and we’ve seen plenty of what they do so we’re prepared to go out and try to get the win like we did in August.”

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After defeat to Hull City in the opening group game, Humphreys understands the importance of Monday’s trip to the iPro Stadium.

He said: “Every game is a must-win but we’re trying to get to the top of the group and to do that we’re going to have to get a good result on Monday.”

There will be a report and reaction from Derby County v Manchester City in the Premier League Cup on mancity.com!

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