Bunn handed City chance

Keeper given Premier League experience

Bunn: Still learning

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Northampton keeper Mark Bunn is set to spend two days this week training with Manchester City.

The highly-rated 23-year-old has established himself as a first-team regular with the Cobblers, and has put in a number of impressive displays since making his professional debut back in August 2005.

His manager at Sixfields, Stuart Gray, is keen for him to experience life at the top, and hopes that working with City's coaching staff will allow Bunn to judge how far from making the step up to that level he currently is.

Application

"This is an excellent opportunity for Mark. The chance for him came about through a contact I have there, Eric Steele, who is City's goalkeeping coach," said Gray.

"These two days will give Mark a taste of what is demanded at the very highest level and will give him the chance to work with Premier League players in Premier League facilities.

"Mark has been superb for us over the last two seasons and I think this is an excellent opportunity for him to broaden his experience.

"His attitude and application to training is first class, and he is always working at his game to constantly improve on his already high standards. Working with Eric and the staff at Manchester City is an excellent opportunity for him."