City EDS will be aiming to bounce back from cup final heartbreak when they travel to Leicester on Wednesday.
Patrick Vieira’s side finished as U21 Premier League Cup runners-up in the inaugural season of the competition, after suffering a 4-3 aggregate defeat to Reading.
The young Blues took a 3-2 lead to the Madejski Stadium after a thrilling display at the Etihad, but two second half goals consigned them to defeat over the two closely fought encounters.
However, this talented side will be looking to put the disappointment behind them with a tilt at silverware in the league.
A play-off place remains well within the team’s grasp with two matches remaining, with Vieira’s men sitting a single point off Manchester United in fourth spot, and possessing a game in hand on their local rivals.
Fulham lie ahead in third but have finished their full complement of games, meaning that four points from the final two fixtures would guarantee City a coveted place in the four-team post season tournament.
Leicester are sure to provide a tough test for the young Blues at the King Power Stadium, having lost just one of their last eight fixtures in all competitions, and thumping Arsenal 4-0 in London last time out.
City played out a goalless draw against Newcastle in their last league outing, but will be hoping to emulate the ruthless attacking style that saw them put six goals past both Blackburn and Sunderland in consecutive fixtures at the end of last month.
Kick off is at 7pm at the King Power Stadium (LE2 7FL). We’ll have updates on twitter and a full match report on mcfc.co.uk after full time.