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Manchester City U21 Match Preview

3 December 2019

Marcus Braddock looks ahead to this evenings Trophy game

Having qualified for the Trophy via the group stages, Town face Manchester City U21's at Montgomery Waters Meadow. City qualified via victories over Rochdale and Bradford in their first two games, teams that we could only draw with at home. Their final game in the group stage was a defeat at the hands of the improving Bolton who beat them 3-1.
Top Scorers
in this competition, City have five goals to their name with midfielders Adrian Bernabe, Tommy Doyle and Morgan Rogers and striker Jayden Jezairo Braaf getting a goal each. the other goal was an own goal scored by Boltons Yoan Zouma.
Head to Head
We've played Man City u21's once before, at the beginning of last season when John Askey was in charge. the game ended in a draw with Lee Angol scoring for Town and  Nabili Zoubdi Touaizi getting a late penalty to take the game to penalties which we won.
Peter Wright. Games this season:16. Yellow cards: 50. Red cards 2. Mr Wright has been in charge of us twice already this season, once at the Meadow when we beat Newcastle United u21's 3-0 and most recently at the Meadow where he sent Donald Love off.
Oliver Bickle and Peter Gooch
As ever it's difficult to guess how this one will go. I've seen a fair bit of footage from this seasons Premier League 2 and Uefa Youth Cup and the standard looks pretty good. They've also beaten some good teams in this competition already and will, no doubt, be looking to progress. However, they have to unpick our defence before they can score and that's our greatest strength. They also have to stop us scoring and we've improved in front of goal recently with 9 goals in four games. The most important thing to remember tonight is that the game kicks off at 7.30 pm and not the usual 7.45.


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