“He is taking his chance so far,” said the City chief. “We made a lot of changes in those last 20 minutes and I guess with defenders the last thing you want is a striker who can play on the last shoulder with a bit of pace to get in behind. It was certainly a good time to bring him on and we benefited.
“I think we’re trying to make the most of what I have got. I’ve got five strikers so rather than play two and leave players out I would rather ensure they get the right amount of minutes at this stage of pre-season."