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Morgan won't be risked for Paint Trophy tie
GARETH Ainsworth said he will make changes to his team for tonight's visit from Bristol City - but Dean Morgan is set to miss out.
The Wanderers boss said he wants to give an opportunity to some of the players who have been on the sidelines in recent weeks in this evening's Johnstone's Paint Trophy tie.
Top scorer Morgan missed out on Saturday with a ligament problem and Ainsworth said he won't risk his star man exacerbating the injury against the League One Robins.
He said: "Often with muscle injuries if you miss Saturday you'll more than likely miss Tuesday as well, but I won't risk Dean because I know how big he is for us.
"Matt McClure looks like he's back on his goalscoring form. If we can get the balls in the box and get him firing he'll be a big asset for us."
Ainsworth said despite the proposed changes he'll be taking the competition seriously, as Wanderers look to beat higher graded opponents in round two for the second season running.
Blues beat Portsmouth away at this stage last year and progressed past the opening round of this season's competition with a win at Exeter that was more convincing than the 2-0 scoreline would suggest.
Ainsworth admitted though: "We are going to be big underdogs. It's probably the biggest team left in the draw that could have come here. Sometimes we work better like that.
"It would be nice to start wining games and being the favourites in games and proving we are favourites.
"It's a no pressure game but I want to do well in the JPT so we'll have a strong side out. There will be a few faces there who deserve their chance - there will be some new faces playing on Tuesday
"There were boys on the bench who were itching for a game and it might be the right time to give a few a shout and see where we are in the squad."
Ainsworth hinted midfielders Josh Scowen and Max Kretzschmar could both feature after impressing as substitutes in Saturday's defeat to Burton Albion, while Charles Dunne is suspended after being sent off against the Brewers.
Tonight's opponents haven't won in 18 league matches and have specialised in cup victories this season, having beaten Premier League Crystal Palace in the Capital One Cup and city rivals Rovers in front of nearly 18,000 in the first round of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.
Two former Wanderers loan keepers are set to be rotated tonight with Elliot Parish - who saved a penalty in his only other game at Adams Park last season - likely to be rested in favour of Frank Fielding.
Lewis Dunk is likely to be given a first start after arriving on loan from Brighton and former West Ham striker Marlon Harewood is set to make a rare start in attack.
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