Championship side Barnsley are the lowest ranked side left in the FA Cup and face a trip to the Premier League champions in the Quarter Finals. With a few unexpected cup upsets already this year the Tykes will still be under no illusions as to the magnitude of this tie.
City could well identify this as there only real chance of silverware this season finding themselves 12 points behind Manchester United domestically and out of the Champions League. With a full week to recover after this game Roberto Mancini will be looking at fielding his strongest side available.
Barnsley manager David Flitcroft will be looking for key striker Chris Dagnall to help provide the goals for his team to have any chance of pulling of what would be the biggest shock of the FA Cup this season.