City near full complement after injury woes

// Football | City near full complement after injury woes
Email to a friend Plain text Print version // Font size: Decrease font Enlarge font

Manchester City assistant David Platt believes the club's injury problems are easing and says manager Roberto Mancini could have almost a full squad at his disposal for Saturday's game against Aston Villa.

David Silva in action for Man City against Tottenham

GettyImagesDavid Silva returned to first-team action for Man City against Tottenham

• Blog: Man City exorcise ghosts

The Premier League champions have been without up to six players during a spell when teenagers Abdul Razak, George Evans and Courtney Meppen-Walters have all been on the bench.

But David Silva and Maicon made their comebacks in Sunday's 2-1 win over Tottenham and Platt is optimistic that Joleon Lescott, Jack Rodwell, James Milner and the ill Samir Nasri could all be available to face Paul Lambert's side.

"Slowly but surely, people are coming back," Platt said. "It was great to see David Silva getting 90 minutes in.

"Joleon has only had a couple of days' training sessions. Samir was ill and he had a couple of days in bed so he hasn't trained either.

"Hopefully by next week you would think that certainly Joleon will be back in contention, Jack Rodwell will be a lot closer and Samir obviously [will be back]. To all intents and purposes, we have got a good chance of having a full complement next week."

Defender Lescott has had a back injury while Rodwell has been sidelined by a hamstring problem sustained playing for England Under-21s last month. Milner is another with hamstring difficulties, as was Silva before his return on Sunday.

Left-back Gael Clichy is also likely to be available, with Platt adding: "Gael Clichy has a problem with his back and is going to have an injection so hopefully we can recuperate him."

If all recover, it would leave the long-term absentee Micah Richards, who has a knee problem, as the only player who would not be in contention.

Tagged : No tags for this article

Headlines Newsview all

Peter Christopher, 48, Rapes Girl, 8, Offers Her Family N25,000 As Compensation

An eight-year-old girl has narrated how she was allegedly raped by their 48-year-old neighbour, Mr. Peter Christopher, one afternoon in the building her family shared ... Full story

Female Suicide Bomber Arrested In Cameroon (Photos)

Cameroon military have recorded massive successes as they have reportedly foiled two major bomb attacks.  Earlier, we gave you a report of a female suicide bomber ... Full story

Giant Snake Found At Daniella Okeke’s House

The actress said the massive snake was found at her backyard yesterday. I think that surrounding needs a little weeding. That plants surrounding the building ... Full story

Ex-Lawmaker Jailed 7 Years Jail For Drug Trafficking

A former member of the Adamawa State House of Assembly, Missa Bobbo, and a notorious drug baron, Bappa Madu, of Ngurore town have been sentenced ... Full story

Notorious, Cold Hearted Kidnapper Kills 7 Including His GirlFriend In One Day

On Saturday, February 16, 2013, Henry Chibueze, a notorious kidnapper terrorizing South East and South South parts of the country, stormed the home of his ... Full story

We Live Like Rats, Yet Nigerians Citizens Want Us To Be Their Friends - Nigerian Policemen

He was drenched with sweat by the time he wriggled himself through the narrow entrance of his room into the passageway. Looking very depressed and ... Full story

Nollywood Actress, Gloria Young Causes Scene At Bank

Popular actress, Gloria Young, is currently not a happy customer. The iconic actress was recently spotted at a bank where she created a scene and ... Full story

Generator Repairer Stabbed To Death By Scavenger

A 19-year-old scrap metal scavenger, Mohammed Bello, is in custody of the Department of Criminal Investigation, Yaba, Lagos for allegedly stabbing a generator repairer, Taiwo ... Full story

MJ's Famous White Sequined Glove Sells At Auction For £41,000

A sequined glove worn by Michael Jackson has been sold at auction for a whopping $64,000. Bidding for the iconic fashion piece started at $20,000, around ... Full story

Nigerian Arrested In Iceland For Infecting Women With HIV

A Nigerian man who arrived Iceland last August, has been arrested for deliberately infecting women with the HIV. Police are currently investigating the case, particularly as ... Full story

Toke Makinwa Returns With Vlog Of The Week (Video)

What's the worst thing that can happen...you'll be single. Is singlehood so bad? Watch Rhythm FM OAP, Toke Makinwa's Vlog of the Week.  She has been ... Full story

Comment on: City near full complement after injury woes

Rate this article

0

Breaking News

My Wife Didn’t Like Our Son’s Music Career - Femi Falana

Music sensation, Falz, is enjoying every moment in the spotlight but before he got there, he had to cross some hurdles at home. Saturday Beats ...

My Mum Always Warned Me About Women - Mike Godson

In a recent interview with The Entertainer, fast rising Nollywood actor, Mike Godson revealed one of his best kept advices from his mum. The Imo ...

Checkout What Actress, Moji Olaiya Invested Several Millions On

Nollywood actress, Moji OLaiya, has joined the train of entertainers who are investing their money wisely to diversify into other businesses. Rather than remain dependent on ...

Omotola Jalade Causes Stare With Outfit (Photos)

Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade, is really making a lot of men to salivate with her beauty which continues to radiate as the day goes by. The ...

Naira Has Recovered In Black Market, Checkout New Rate

Relief has come for individuals who are looking to change currency in the black market as the rate of naira to a dollar increased yesterday, ... Full story

Mario Balotelli's Liverpool Career Is Over

Mario Balotelli's career might be finally over at Anfield as he has been left out of trainings and tour.  Mario Balotellli's career in Liverpool may just ... Full story

Jay-Jay Okocha Returns To Football

Former captain of Nigeria’s Super Eagles, Austin ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha may be on his way back to English football. The former Botlon Wanderers skipper, who is ... Full story

Yemi Alade | Duro Timi VIDEO Premiere

2015 MTV Africa Music Awards “Best Female” award winner Yemi Alade premieres the music visual for “Duro Timi“; a Sizzle Pro produced emotive ballad sheltered on her acclaimed ...

Olamide Gushes About Adekunle Gold

There is a popular saying that anything worth doing is worth doing well. With this saying, singer, Olamide, seems not to have any regrets signing ...

Tonto Dikeh Reveals Her Belly To Her Fans (Photo)

For those rumour peddlers who had stated that Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh, is pregnant, well, the actress has openly revealed herself for all to see. The ...