Last Updated: Tue, 24 Sep 2013 08:23
Marcos Lopes is set to get another first-team chance as Manchester City begin their Capital One Cup campaign at home to Wigan tonight.
The 18-year-old Portuguese winger scored on his debut against Watford in the FA Cup last season to become the youngest goalscorer in the Blues' history, but that remains his only appearance for the club.
Lopes is set to step up again as manager Manuel Pellegrini rings the changes from the side that beat Manchester United 4-1 on Sunday.
Teenage left-back Greg Leigh, from Sale, could also be in the squad, with Gael Clichy unlikely to be risked.
Both Leigh and Lopes were left out of the elite development squad clash against Liverpool last night which City lost 2-0.
Jack Rodwell is set to return after being left out of the derby squad with a 'twinge' he felt in training, with Pellegrini expected to field an entirely new team.
Micah Richards should return after injury, while Costel Pantilimon, Dedryck Boyata, Joleon Lescott, Javi Garcia, James Milner, Stevan Jovetic and Edin Dzeko are all in line for starts.
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