A nice break away from the disappointment that is our premier league season. There is aspiration from city fans, that we can actually can get to the final in this tournament despite our poor domestic form. We have been quite fortunate in the teams we have been drawn against. Copenhagen are not a bad side but it could of been worse. We certainly have the quality to beat them. Ignoring the nonsense their coach Solbakken has come up with this week, the game should be competitive, and hopefully the team will play with some pride and spirit.
Robinho, the most recent scapegoat is likely to be fit as will Richards. SWP and Dunne will also be available for the fixture. So a pretty decent squad available. Gelson has remained home due to injury, which may lead to Kompany returning to the midfield with the absence of De Jong from the Uefa squad.
Hughes has been calling for the same spirit that enabled us to beat a struggling Schalke side. This game was some time ago, in November. Our most recent European form has been less convincing. A poor display at home to Paris St-Germain and then a woeful loss to Santander leave me with some worry with today's fixture.
i am hoping for a draw at least so we can put a few past them at home. Fingers crossed!