A nice easy game to ease ourselves back in after the disappointment of West Brom . Aguero is out which is obviously good, but of course they're only gonna replace him with another world class striker. If Ballotelli could get himself sent off again, that'd be wonderful. I think the team should look like this:
Johnson Skrtel Coates Enrique
Lucas Allen Gerrard
Suarez Borini Assaidi
That's right, I say we throw Assaidi straight in the deep end. He'll be eager to impress, and Micah Richards will have a far better time outmuscling the more predictable Stewart Downing. Downing also played in Edinburgh as well, so he'll be a bit more knackered, even if was just a 25 minute cameo.
Hopefully Enrique will be fit for this one, otherwise I'd play Jack Robinson. Johnson just never looks entirely comfortably playing on the left, and Kelly will be a bit more knackered anyway having played the entire 90 minutes against Hearts.
Carroll always seems to cause City problems too, so a must to have on the bench. I'm gonna optimistically predict a 2-1 victory to us.