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Tuesday, 1 April 2014

City welcome the Iron to the Etihad


City ready to break Iron hearts

New Manchester City captain John Terry set to debut against Scunthorpe

Manchester City return to home comforts on Wednesday as they welcome Scunthorpe United to the Etihad Stadium looking to stretch their unbeaten league run to 4 matches. Thompson's men recorded a resounding 3-0 success over previously unbeaten Chesterfield last time out a result that saw them climb to 2nd in the division 3 table but with only the title on their mind Thompson and City know that they can ill afford to take any team lightly despite being clear favourites to overawe their mid-table visitors. 

The game against the Iron is likely to see the debut of new club captain John Terry who returns from a 3 match suspension which was picked up whilst playing for his previously club Chelsea. Terry 33 was manager Steve Thompson's second signing and seen as a vital part of the team as he looks to protect highly rated youngster Phil Jones.

Manchester City team news:
John Terry is available for the first time for Manchester City since signing for the club in the close season and he is likely to replace one of Phil Jones or Simon Kjaer in defence. Recent signing Axel Witsel is pushing for a starting birth after impressing in a bounce game against Sheffield United on Sunday also pushing for a start is Russian striker Aleksandr Kokorin who provided the assist for Kevin Mirallas in the 3-0 victory over Chesterfield. City have no fresh injuries or suspensions and every is available for selection

Steve Thompson gave his thoughts ahead of the game ......

"I am looking forward to welcoming John Terry into the squad for the first time. He brings a wealth of experience and a real winners mentality which will stand everybody in good stead for the rest of the season. The victory over Chesterfield has given everybody a real boost and we want to ensure the Etihad becomes a place everybody fears coming to and we do that by taking our chances and winning games comfortably.

Scunthorpe are a dangerous side. They were promoted and have that winning mentality. Their manager has served them well and knows how to get the best out of his side so they need to be respected. We won't be taking them lightly but we know that these are the sort of teams we need to be putting away"


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