Pep: We only have 13 players available

English Premier League

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has surprisingly revealed he only has 13 first team players available at the moment.

The Spanish tactician gave a few starts to some of the younger players in Thursday's Carabao Cup victory over Bournemouth.

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Seventeen-year-old Liam Delap managed to score for the Citizens on debut but with City facing Leicester City on Sunday, the young striker might be called upon once again.

"Well, the situation we have right now, we have just 13 players available in the first team," Pep was quoted as saying by Sky Sports.

"We need the academy, not just for the training sessions. They can be selected during the games.

"With the problems we have up front, of course Liam (Delap) will stay with us. We'll see if we need him or use him.

"But we cannot forget, like the same way we spoke about Phil Foden in previous seasons, he's just 17 years old.

"He has a lot of things to improve, steps need their own time."

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