Manchester City are set to give young full back Reece Wabara a new long term contract, and an opportunity to impress in the Premier League, according to the Daily Mirror.

The England under-20 right back has impressed Manuel Pellegrini while on loan at Championship side Doncaster Rovers.

The 21-year-old seems to have done enough to convince the coaching staff he is capable of making the step up to the first team, and he is set to be rewarded with a new contract.

Manchester City have made it a priority to give home grown players a chance in the first team, having spent well over £100million on foreign imports in the summer.

Wabara is set to be recalled from his loan spell in January, and given the opportunity to show what he can do at the highest level.

Wabara’s current deal is set to expire at the end of the season, meaning City could offer him the first team contract he craves upon his return in January.

This is perhaps the first example of City deciding to loan out youngsters to see if they can push on before rewarding them with a first team contract.

It is a model that has been used to good effect by Tottenham, with both Kyle Walker and Andros Townsend being sent out on loan to lower division clubs before being given a first team opportunity. Both started England’s crucial World Cup qualifier against Montengro on Friday night.

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