BURNLEY Under-18s boss Danny Cadamarteri is hoping his side can take advantage over Manchester City's demise in the FA Youth Cup at Turf Moor tonight.

After knocking Leeds United out in the third round the Clarets were drawn against City or Plymouth Argyle, and given the might of City's academy Cadamarteri and his staff had already started gathering footage on their north west rivals.

But the Pilgrims proved the magic of the cup can cast its spell at youth level as well as senior by dumping City out on penalties to set up a fourth round clash at Turf Moor.

"When we got the draw it was in the back of mind that you're playing Man City. We did some pre-game analysis originally on City and got footage from their games to give us a bit of a head start," Cadamarteri said.

"It was fantastic for Plymouth to get the result they got. They talk about the magic of the cup in the senior game but it's showing in academy football as well.

"A lot of the big hitters have gone out quite early on, Derby knocked out Manchester United, Ipswich have beaten Everton. Man City going out to Plymouth is probably the biggest upset.

"We've watched Plymouth and had a look at a couple of their games and they deserved the result in the end, they were very resolute and disciplined."

The Pilgrims certainly aren't flying under the radar now and their win over City has ended any chance of complacency in the Clarets ranks.

"I think the pendulum swings in two ways now, they've knocked Man City out so if they were to get a good result against us it probably doesn't look as harsh," said Cadamarteri, an FA Youth Cup winner as a player with Everton.

"But we won't look at it that way, we'll focus on going out with the intent of doing our best to win a game.

"Hopefully we can take advantage of Man City's demise."

The Clarets haven't played a competitive game since beating Leeds United in the third round at the end of November, with the cold spell wiping out their December schedule, but Cadamarteri insists that won't pose too many problems.

And the boss is hoping to have Dwight McNeil, James Clarke, Scott Wilson and Oliver Younger available, with the four regularly featuring for the under-23s this season but still eligible for the youth team.

"It's our first competitive game since Christmas but we've had a games in-house with the under-23s to try and replicate the realism of getting the game distances and the intensity in," Cadamarteri said.

"Dwight, Clarkey, Scott and Ollie have all been a massive part of the under-23 squad. They've not played a lot with us but they're highly-rated players in our group.

"Hopefully they'll be available and if they are they'll play a big part."