“As a result, we will be utilising two playing squads simultaneously, with one squad participating in the FIFA Club World Cup in Qatar and another in the Carabao Cup.”

The situation is strange, and begs the question: why are not pulling out of the competition…?

In fairness, the likes of Harvey Elliott, Curtis Jones and Rhian Brewster will be desperate for the opportunity to play in the quarters – which they have deserved after helping us get wins over MK Dons and Arsenal.

And who knows – there’s a chance they’ll progress to the semis – and if they do – they should keep their spot in the team in January for both legs.