"We won't be able to win the tie here but it is possible we could lose it – that's the key," said Hughes. "We don't want to be in a position in which the second leg is beyond us. We want to make sure we are in a decent position when we go back to Eastlands and hopefully have a great European night because there have not been that many over the years.">>Mark Hughes.
Added to the injury worries we have, Hughes comments do seem to be a clear sign that it won't be the most adventurous line-up that will be fielded tonight - with the hope being that we can nick an all important away goal along the way.
It won't be easy of course, and the loss of Vincent Kompany could have a big bearing on the outcome of tonight's result.