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Gallery: Man City U18s ready for Manchester derby

LET ME AT IT: Lukas Nmecha hides the ball from Ed Francis

LET ME AT IT: Lukas Nmecha hides the ball from Ed Francis

Manchester City's U18s finalised preparations with a hard training session ahead of their Manchester derby on Saturday.

City finished top of the north section of the U18 Premier League and will now begin life in Merit Group A against Manchester United at the City Football Academy.

Lukas Nmecha, Phil Foden, Demeaco Duhaney, Tom Dele-Bashiru and Ian Carlo Poveda all took part in Lee Carsley's session.

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Man City U18s v Manchester United: Key battles

THREATENING TWO: Tom Dele-Bashiru and Luke Bolton could cause problems for United's defence

Manchester City welcome Manchester United to the City Football Academy for their first fixture in the national stage of the U18 Premier League on Saturday but where will it be decided?

Luke Bolton and Tom Dele-Bashiru are set to play key roles as Manchester City face Manchester United in the U18 Premier League.

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Nmecha: We have an amazing team

DOUBLE ACT: Lukas Nmecha and Phil Foden celebrate the latter's stunning solo effort

Hat-trick hero Lukas Nmecha praised the quality of his teammates, following Man City’s 6-0 FA Youth Cup win over Stoke.

The forward bagged a treble, helping the Blues to step a foot in the final, with his seventh goal in the competition this year.

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Carsley: The lads were outstanding

IN CONTROL: Lee Carsley keeps focused ahead of Saturday's trip to Wolves

Lee Carsley expressed his pride for the way Man City Under-18s performed on the big stage.

The Blues romped to a 6-0 thrashing of Stoke in the FA Youth Cup first leg, watched by 3,205 at the Academy Stadium and thousands more on Facebook Live.