It’s hardly been the season Manchester City fans were hoping for, but that’s the wonderful thing about football – there is always another season.
And no doubt Roberto Mancini and everyone connected with the blue half of Manchester will be looking forward to it already.
Having won the Premier League title in the most dramatic fashion possible last season, this campaign has been a contender for the biggest anti-climax of all time, ever.
City trail league leaders and hated rivals Manchester United by twelve points with just 10 games left to play, and have only the FA Cup realistically left to fight for.
A big summer clear out for Roberto Mancini has been mentioned, with the Italian proving on more than one occasion this season he doesn’t suffer fools.
Public criticism has accompanied his players lack of form and focus, and no doubt plans for new players in the summer are already underway.
But who should City look to bring in, in order to ensure they don’t trail United so heavily at this stage in a season again?
Here, we take a look at five potential transfer plan B’s for Roberto Mancini to ponder in order to ensure this season proves to be nothing more than a painful memory.