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Reserves lose derby.

Last night saw the City reserve side crash 4-2 to United in the mini-derby at mini-Eastlands. City - featuring Fowler, Sibierski, Onouha and Sinclair in the line-up did jump out into a 2-0 lead, but collapsed in the second-half with Rossi grabbing a hat-trick. Steve Wigley's thoughts on the defeat are at the following link.
Which brings me nicely onto a recent addition to the City blogroll link (on the right hand side of the site). MCFC reserves-academy is a blog which provides pretty in-depth match reports and commentary on the reserves and all academy sides. The most recent post being a match report from last nights derby.

There could be a blow to to the chances of City adding to the squad in the January transfer window with Ajax qualifying for the knock-out stages of the Champions League thanks to their 2-1 win over Sparta Prague last night. The agent of believed target Steve Pienaar has speculated that the Dutch side may now not cash in on the midfielder in January and prefer to risk leaving it until the summer to chance re-signing him in order to keep him for the remainder of their Champions League campaign.
The same could also apply to midfielder Thomas Galasek as Ajax may feel that extra revenue generated from an extended run could outweigh the transferr fee either player could command.