is expected to be fit for the clash against Aston Villa on Saturday.
The City striker had to be replaced in the second half of the 1-0 defeat against
Manchester United and at first it appeared he might have done serious damage to his
But it turns out he has just badly bruised a collarbone and there is no structural
damage. He started a course of treatment yesterday but is expected to join in training
later in the week.
The Highfield Road pitch, which has been cutting up badly in recent weeks, will get
another battering this week after the youth team drew their FA Youth Cup game at Sheffield
The youngsters drew 1-1 in the fifth round at Bramall Lane yesterday and will face the
Blades at Highfield Road on Friday (ko 7.00pm).
Central defender Mark Burrows put the side ahead just after half time when he turned in
a glancing header from a Daniel Hall free kick. The home side hit back with 20 minutes to
go, turning in the ball after a goal-mouth scramble.
City needed a replay against Brighton in the third round before going on to beat them
and then see off Notts County.
The Reserves are in action again this week. Trevor Peakes men sit at the top of
the Pontins League Division One and are favourites to see of Burnley on Tuesday night.
Stefano Gioacchini is expected to lead the attack and will be aiming to maintain the
run which has seen him score three goals in three games for the club.
City had 75 tickets left on sale for the Premiership game at Aston Villa, when the
ticket office opened today but they sold within the first hour of business.
Winger Paul Hall made his debut for First Division Bury as they went down 2-0 at home
to Norwich City.