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Man City to decide venue for UEFA Cup tie

Manchester City are likely to make a decision by the end of this week over their UEFA Cup qualifying round venue.

City are due to play the home leg on either July 17 or 31 after being granted entry to the competition through the Fair Play League.

However, new boss Mark Hughes is already aware the game will not be played at Eastlands because the pitch is booked in for relaying after a Bon Jovi concert in June.

Various options have already been looked at, with Huddersfield's Galpharm Stadium and Preston's Deepdale among those apparently discarded.

Currently, the option of playing at Oakwell, Barnsley's home stadium, would appear the most likely but Blues officials are stressing there has been no firm decision, although a resolution is not far off.

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