City without Balotelli and Toure brothers for FA Cup derby
Published 06/01/2012 | 10:39
MANCHESTER City to be without Mario Balotelli, Gareth Barry and the Toure brothers for Sunday's FA Cup third-round clash against Manchester United.
Striker Balotelli (ankle) and midfielder Barry (suspension) are definitely forced out while defender Kolo and midfielder Yaya Toure have to report for African Nations Cup duty with Ivory Coast.
Manager Roberto Mancini hopes striker Edin Dzeko (knee) and forward Samir Nasri (illness) will be fit to bolster a stretched squad but former United midfielder Owen Hargreaves is not expected to come into contention.
Provisional squad: Hart, Richards, Zabaleta, Lescott, Kompany, Savic, Kolarov, Clichy, Johnson, Milner, De Jong, Nasri, Silva, Aguero, Dzeko, Onuoha, Pantilimon.