New reserve team manager, Frankie Bunn has given his thoughts to mcfc.co.uk after the release of the FA Premier League North fixtures today.
City open with an away trip to Wrexham to face Liverpool on Tuesday August 29 (7pm).
Frank then faces a baptism of fire for his first home fixture as Manchester United make the short trip to the Mini CoMS on Thursday September 14. Kick is still to be confirmed although the likelihood will be a 7.30pm start.
Bunn said: "Well it's a tough start, but one we'll all relish, particularly with the derby as the second game.
"I've enjoyed getting back on the training pitch and it now gives us something to focus on."