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Posted Tuesday, December 19th 2017

Can Portishead Under-11s be City's lucky omen?

Portishead Town Under-11s are looking to keep up their lucky omen status on Wednesday night, when they conduct the guard of honour ahead of kick-off.

The youth team did so against Stoke City and Crystal Palace in previous rounds, as City brushed aside Premier League opposition to progress.

Now they have been given the chance to keep the run going against José Mourinho’s side in the quarter-finals.

Led by head coach Neil Whitlock, the Under-11 squad consists of around 40 players, who fulfil two, sometimes three fixtures every weekend.

Three years ago, when they started out, many donned replica shirts of Real Madrid, Barcelona, Chelsea and even Manchester United.

However, following a club trip to support City at Derby County last season, and the group’s opportunities to take part in the guard of honour at Ashton Gate, the youngsters have been converted.

FANS OF THE FUTURE

Nick Wootten, from Portishead Town Juniors, says: “Even before the quarter-final draw, the boys were already cup crazy and adamant that they wanted to come back if the tie was at Ashton Gate.

“When it was Manchester United, the excitement only grew. Whatever the result tonight, this chance will be an experience of a lifetime, and our thanks to go to Vicky Barlow and everyone at the club for this opportunity.

“The real highlight is that more and more Bristol City shirts can now be seen at our training sessions and a few more are on order with Santa this Christmas.

"These are the City fans of the future and given the direction the club seems to be
heading, hopefully they won’t have to wait as long to see our beloved team in
the top flight.”

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