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Gaz up for cup challenge
BLUES boss Gareth Ainsworth said he'd be fielding a strong squad for Tuesday night's Johnstone's Paint Trophy tie with Bristol City even if he didn't have to.
Rules put in place for the much-maligned competition mean managers are obliged to play their top six appearance makers as a bare minimum.
But Ainsworth is keen on a cup run, with a place at Wembley at stake for the finalists, and won't be taking the competition lightly as the Robins arrive at Adams Park next week.
He said: "I'm really up for the cup. I don't care what anyone else says about it, I want to win every game in that.
"We've probably got the biggest club we could have drawn at home, which is a great tie for us.
"It's in the rules you have to play a strong squad - the Football League put sanctions on it so people don't take it lightly - but they wouldn't have to put the rules on me, I won't be taking it lightly. I'll be going out to win it, and to win it I'll put my best players out.
"If they perform like they did in the last round at Exeter, we'll do well."
City are still without a win in League One this season after relegation from the Championship, but progressed to the third round of the Capital One Cup after victories against Gillingham and Premier League Crystal Palace.
The Robins reached the second round of the JPT with a 2-1 win over bitter rivals Rovers, in front of a crowd of nearly 18,000 at Ashton Gate.
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