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Andrew Cole makes Blues bow

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Andrew Cole makes his Manchester City debut in today's Asia Trophy match against Everton in Bangkok.

Cole flew out to Thailand to join his new team-mates after his deal to bring him north from Fulham had been agreed earlier this week, and he will play in a two-man frontline alomgside Karl Bermingham

Sun Jihai makes his first start after his long absence injury lay-off, having impressed in his substitute appearance against Bolton on Wednesday.

In midfield, the versatile Micah Richards partners Willo Flood. Richards has played in the middle for most of his career at junior level, although he has moved to centre-back for the reserves, and Flood will look to make the most of a rare chance in the middle of the park.

Kick off is at 11.45am UK time, coverage is on Sky Sports 1.

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Antoine Sibierski feeling right at home

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Antoine Sibierski says that he now knows that both the fans and his team-mates have confidence in him and that he will use this to kick on for City in the coming season.