Stockport County can now confirm our third friendly of the forthcoming summer.
The Hatters will take on a Manchester City XI, largely made up of the Citizens' EDS side, at Edgeley Park. The game will take place at 3pm on Saturday, 28th July.
The Blues' second string will have home advantage when they take on Manchester United for the Manchester Senior Cup at the Etihad Stadium on Thursday, 17 May.
Kick off is at 7pm, ticket prices will be announced in due course
Whilst watching the cademy at Derby we gleamed some information we had not heard before
We had been asking for sometime about the whereabouts of Bradley Robinson, well apparently he is on trial at Derby and had a fantastic game for them the other week, it was also mentioned that Derby had taken a keeper on emergency loan cover, just turns out it was Tom Halsall from City
Several fans also confirmed that the central league cup final will be at City, but probably pre season and one bloke asked could his lad join City has he had been told the academy were going to South Africa pre season.
Luke Coulson appeared at right back for Burnley reserves the other night in their match at Tranmere Rovers, although if anything is to come out of the trial, things are not clear as it is believed Luke will be moving to the USA to study and play soccer along with potentially two other City academy players.
MANCHESTER City academy defender George Swan will be joining Norwegian Premier League side Strømsgodset on a month’s loan at the end of the season.
“It will be great to play some part in the [Academy League] play-offs before then and get more game time under my belt.
Manchester City have boosted their squad by signing a young Austrian midfielder
City snapped up 17-year-old Sinan Bytyqi from Austrian side Admira Wacker and has impressed for their youth side, in the recent Al Ain Junior championships in Abu Dhabi.
He is also an Austrian youth international, which is where City scouts spotted him,
Bytyqi born in Prizren, Albania, but emigrated to Austria is formed as a footballer in this
country. It started with the sport of team Kerntern FC, to pass on the
team then Kerntern Austria (former team Ardian Koznikut). In season 2009/10,
he was hired by side Admira Wacker.According to Austrian media, Admiras club will benefit about 180,000 euros compensation for the new football player, his education, although the team had
intended to benefit much more.
City have also taken 16-year-old Bobal twins Gergely and
David on trial and they arrived on Monday.
Both play for Honved in Budapest, Gergely is a striker and
David is a central defender.
'We caught their eye in the Under-17 European qualifiers about three weeks ago,' Gergely told Nemzeti Sport.
'We’ll stay (in England) until Saturday and I will try to
show my abilities with David.
'This was a sign for me that one shouldn’t jump the steps
as a footballer but you have to go further step by step.
'If I’m not successful with this trial I won’t be unhappy but it was a chance you must take and try yourself.'
In a behind closed doors friendly at Carrington , City's EDS side defeated Stockport County 8-0 in a friendly fixture.
Joan Roman scored four of them and the other goals came from Suarez, Razak, Benali & Ibrahim.
Johansen (GK), Wabara, Helan, Ibrahim, Tse, Kennedy, Roman, Hargreaves, Elabdellaoui, Suarez, Benali, Razak, F Mancini, Huws, Drury
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PREMIERSHIP title chasers Manchester City have confirmed they will send a team to mark the official opening of Colwyn Bay's newly completed stand. Delighted chairman Bob Paton has now had written confirmation from the Etihad Stadium club that they have agreed to play a pre-season game at Llanelian Road's Red Lion Foods Stadium in August, although a final date has yet to be decided
It remains to be seen what sort of side they send, but hopefully there will be a few familiar names and the Seagulls are hoping that will attract a good crowd as City, currently three points behind neighbours Manchester United in the race for the Premiership title, have a strong following in the North Wales area.
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