Kev lowers sights as Noel sparks rumours
By Adam Marshall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Maine Road chief Keegan has admitted his side will struggle to finish in the top six following the comprehensive home defeat to Liverpool on Saturday.
"I don't think we'll finish in the top six unless we get some players back from injury very quickly," he stressed.
"Eight points from eight games is relegation form.
"Although I don't think we'll get relegated with the quality we have got here, we are certainly going to struggle to get into the top six the way we are playing at the moment."
Meanwhile, Oasis singer Gallagher, an ardent City fan, was reportedly present at Milan's win over Perugia, sparking all manner of speculation in Umbria.
One local report went as far as to state that Gallagher was an admirer of Serse Cosmi, and the under-pressure Perugia boss was being lined up for a move to Maine Road next year!
It claimed Cosmi wanted City to sign Fabio Bazzani and Mauro Milanese, while other sources indicated that the Premiership side were watching Jose Ze Maria and Giovanni Tedesco.
What is most likely is that Gallagher, who has no official affiliation with City, was watching the game at Giuseppe Meazza purely as an interested spectator.