Pearce: Man City squad capable of getting us into a Euro spot

Pearce said: “We’ve got a good group of players, who I think are certainly capable of getting us into a European spot this year.

“So it’s important for me to work with what we’ve got and, when and if funds are available, try to improve the squad if we can.”

On a possible top-four Premiership spot Pearce said: “Probably not, no. If I’m being quite honest, I think the consistency and squad sizes of Liverpool and Arsenal will bear fruit eventually.”