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Dunne eyes UEFA Cup glory

09 Mar 2009 - 11:55:18

Manchester City defender Richard Dunne believes Mark Hughes' side have every chance of progressing in the UEFA Cup.

City are the only Premier League side left in the competition having played 13 games to reach the last 16 where they will face Danish side Aalborg.

Dunne is looking forward to Thursday's first leg encounter, telling the Manchester Evening News: "The longer we stay in Europe, the more our name is lingering around, and the more people will think that City are actually quite a decent side.

"We want this UEFA Cup run to continue. It's in our hands, and we feel with the draw that we've got a chance of progressing."

Meanwhile, Kasper Schmeichel is on the verge of leaving Eastlands on loan, according to his agent.

The 22-year-old is now the third-choice goalkeeper at City following the January arrival of Shay Given and his representative, Michael Johansen, is working on sealing a loan switch to a Championship side.

He told Onside: "I am working on it, but there's not much to tell at the moment. You can try to give me a call in the beginning of the week when I am expecting to have more to tell."

Schmeichel has had loans spells at Darlington, Bury, Falkirk, Cardiff City and Coventry City in the past.


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