Foster writes off City chances

20 September 2009 10:03
// A bit of a hack but it works// The article snippet is wrapped onto a second line, even when #article-sub is emptyif( $("div#article-sub").children().length == 0 ) {$("div#article-sub").remove();} Ben Foster has written off Manchester City's chances of landing a top four place in the Premier League this season.[LNB] The Manchester United goalkeeper will start his first derby on Sunday when the champions welcome local rivals City to Old Trafford.[LNB]Having spent well over £100million on new talent in the summer many expected Mark Hughes' men to be the club to break up the monopoly of the 'big four' this term.[LNB]However, after their 100 per cent record start to the campaign many have tipped the Blues to launch a serious title challenge but Foster believes City will need more time before they can be seriously considered a major player in the top flight.[LNB]"City will be up there but this season will be too soon for them," he told the News of the World.[LNB]"The 'big four' will probably be there come the end of the season. Hopefully United will be at the top.[LNB]"We are genuinely not thinking about City. It will take time for them to gel. When you get a lot of players come in it's hard to know what other players are doing."[LNB]Foster admits that he has noticed a change in atmosphere in training over the past week as derby day approaches and the England shot-stopper cannot wait.[LNB]"Everyone raises their game 10 or 20 per cent for these matches and the atmosphere will be electric." [LNB]

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