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Lopes looking to build on Man City experiences

Portuguese youngster Marcos Lopes is set to make just his fifth senior appearance for Manchester City this weekend.

The 18-year old attacking midfielder is expected to play a role in City's FA Cup fourth round clash with Watford on Saturday and is looking forward to building on his previous experiences which include becoming the clubs youngest scorer against the Hornets in the same competition last season.

"Cup games represent a big opportunity for younger players at the club and I'm looking forward to being involved in more matches," Lopes, who was impressive in Tuesday's Capital One Cup win over West Ham United, told the club's official website.

"It's a different level playing for the senior team - a high-intensity 90 minutes, but it's good for me to learn with these players and play these games. I have to do my work and my job and hopefully I'll get more chances.

"I'm ready and will give 100 per cent because these are the games when you can make an impression and for players like myself and Emyr Huws who have both been in and around the senior team for the past few weeks, it's a great chance to improve as players and gain vital experience."

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