The winners of tonights FA Youth Cup have been drawn away to Nottingham Forest in todays draw
With the foul wintry weather recently City's youth team were desperate to get a game and so they managed to arrange a behind closed doors friendly with Rochdale's youth team in preperation for hopefully the youth cup match against Oldham Athletic next week. City won the game six nil and in fact were five nil up at half time. The goals came from Paul Clowes who knows were the back of the net is on the very odd occasions he gets forward(take note Nigel lol). A brace from the spanish enigma Joan Roman Angel and finally mr goal himself; Harry Bunn bagged himself a hat-trick. Lets hope for a similar performance next week. Interestingly as we at MCRAA thought Loris Karius started the match because the academy goalkeepers that we have used this season are too old. Tom Halsall came on in the second half so they will presumably be first choice and substitute for the youth cup campaign. The game also saw the inclusion of Swiss youth international Freddie Veseli as he has only just turned 18. The full line up was:
City: Karius (Halsall), Coulsen, Meppen Walter, Kennedy, Veseli (T Skogsrud), Clowes, Drury, Evans (K Skogsrud), Bunn (Hippias), Angel Roman (Ruznak), Henshall (Robinson).
A week ago City released Ryan Schofield, they told him they would do everything they could to help him find a new club, Wolves, Burnley, Barnsley and Coventy all offered him trials, last Saturday he played for Wolves, on Monday they offered him a three year contract (2 year scholar and one year pro).
He was also in talks with Stoke and had been asked to go on trial to Everton,
Birmingham, Norwich and Wigan
Manchester City have announced they will offer scholarships to the following people, Irish Keeper Ian Lawlor, Gregg Leigh, two lads who were signed from Leeds United George Swann and Louis Hutton, local lad George Evans who is already making a name for himself in the U18 side, George Glendon, England U16 defender Ellis Plummer and finally two forwards, Devante Cole (the son of Andy Cole ) and Jordy Hiwula.
There could be at least a couple more additions to these
Ahmed Benali has just had surgery on an ankle he injured in training.
Javan Vidal is back in training following a stress fracture of his back.
Donal McDermott has a niggling back injury and is still not back in training
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