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Sport Liam Delap in line to make his Man City debut in the Carabao Cup

02:20  23 september  2020
02:20  23 september  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Explosive young striker Liam Delap is in line for a senior Manchester City debut on Thursday night.

The teenager, who does not turn 18 until February, is the son of former Stoke City midfielder Rory Delap and has been fast-tracked to first team training after signing from Derby County last year.

An England Under 17 international, Delap was a surprise name on Pep Guardiola’s bench for Monday’s 3-1 victory at Wolves in Sergio Aguero’s absence.

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Delap Snr was renowned for his long, flat trajectoryCredit: AFP. Liam captioned a picture of himself in a City shirt: "Buzzing to have signed for Man City Republic of Ireland international Rory also played for the Rams, between 1998 and 2001, and later made his name at Stoke City . In the club's return to

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a person on a football field: Explosive young striker Liam Delap is in line for his senior Manchester City debut on Thursday © Provided by Daily Mail Explosive young striker Liam Delap is in line for his senior Manchester City debut on Thursday a man standing on a baseball field: The 17-year-old was a surprise inclusion on the City bench for the league game with Wolves © Provided by Daily Mail The 17-year-old was a surprise inclusion on the City bench for the league game with Wolves

Guardiola vowed to name a much-changed side for Thursday's Carabao Cup third round tie against Bournemouth, with Delap in contention to start.

Tommy Doyle, Felix Nmecha, Adrian Bernabe, Taylor Harwood-Bellis and Cole Palmer are all under consideration for selection.

City sources have long since talked up Delap, who scored twice during the Under-21 team’s recent EFL Trophy win over Mansfield Town.

Delap trained with Guardiola’s squad during Project Restart and City believe he has the physical capabilities to deal with men’s football already.

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Summary Man City 's campaign begins at Wolves Ex-Stoke midfielder Rory Delap 's son Liam one of three teenagers on City bench Aaron Ramsdale comes off his line to clear, but the referee comes over and brandishes a

In his final season for Everton, the winger made 21 Premier League appearances and contributed two assists. Scott Parker is looking to strengthen his squad before the end of the transfer window with his side suffering two defeats in their opening two fixtures.

a football player on a field: Delap trained with Pep Guardiola's squad during Project Restart and scored in the EFL Trophy © Provided by Daily Mail Delap trained with Pep Guardiola's squad during Project Restart and scored in the EFL Trophy Rory Delap standing in front of a crowd: The youngster is the son of former Stoke and Premier League player Rory Delap © Provided by Daily Mail The youngster is the son of former Stoke and Premier League player Rory Delap

‘Obviously the players are the best of the best and being around them shows what the highest level is like and what it takes to be there,’ Delap said. ‘Getting a taste of that gives me great confidence.’

Guardiola is dealing with a spate of injuries, with Aguero, Aleks Zinchenko, Bernardo Silva and Joao Cancelo among those missing out. Eric Garcia has a chance of featuring, as does Aymeric Laporte, although Ilkay Gundogan is still self-isolating after testing positive for coronavirus.

Delap’s emergence played a part in fellow promising front man Charlie McNeill opting to leave City for rivals Manchester United in a deal that could eventually top £1.25million.

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