Republic of Ireland midfielder Stephen Quinn is a doubt for Burton Albion's giant-killing mission at Manchester City in tonight's Carabao Cup semi-final first leg.

Quinn, 32, limped out of the Brewers' 4-0 victory at Rochdale on Saturday after just 12 minutes with a groin problem. 

Boss Nigel Clough will make a late call on his inclusion, but the Dubliner may well miss out on the glamour tie at the Etihad.

Quinn has revived his career at Burton after penning a six-month deal in the summer. He'd been released by Reading and has gone on to play a key role in their solid campaign thus far.

Burton are ninth in League One, 10 points outside the play-off spots.

"Nobody gives us much of a chance and quite rightly so," Clough said ahead of tonight's trip to face Pep Guardiola's fearsome side.

"But it’s great for our supporters. Some have followed the club for 40, 50, 60 years or more and never dreamed of being in a League Cup semi-final, so let’s enjoy it.

"We will approach it the same way we have when we have faced Championship clubs and Premier League Burnley in the competition this season. We also can’t do too much work on them as we have no idea what team they will play - and that helps in some ways.

"We will just focus on ourselves, do our jobs and hope City have a terrible night. For something to happen in our favour, they will have to have an off night."