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Eriksson likens Man City kid Logan to Ashley Cole

Manchester City fullback Shaleum Logan was delighted to make his competitive debut in this week's Carling Cup defeat of Bristol City.

The 19 year-old told City's website: "I thought it went really well. It was my first game for the first team and I loved every minute of it. I thought I did alright as well.

"It's good for me to be there playing football with the big boys now. That's what my aim was and what I'd said the last time I did an interview for the website - to be up there and play with the big boys, and I've done that. I've just got to keep working hard now.

"I'm so proud. I'm a professional footballer now - that's always been my dream. I've played on live television, in front of a big crowd; it's unbelievable."

City boss Sven Goran Eriksson has compared Logan with Chelsea fullback Ashley Cole.

The Swede said: "He's extremely quick, has good feet and although he's not that tall he's very brave in the tackle. He's also good in the air, so his all-round game is important to us. It's hard to make comparisons, but he does remind me a little bit of Ashley Cole a few years back, on the other side of the pitch."

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