Keegan stays calm

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Kevin Keegan has defended the off-field activities of his Manchester City squad ahead of the Uefa Cup second-round game against Groclin.

Some players went to an Essex nightclub after the Carling Cup win against QPR last week and Robbie Fowler was pictured smoking, but Keegan said: "The players didn't break any club rules, so there is not really a case to answer. There is a vendetta against professional footballers at the moment."

Nicolas Anelka, fit after a calf strain, should play against the Polish side with Paulo Wanchope dropping to the bench. Shaun Wright-Phillips may replace Trevor Sinclair who has a dead leg.