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South American Trio Out Of Schalke Clash

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Mark 'Bluesy' Hughes confirmed in Gelsenkirchen to City's official site the reasons why the trio have stayed in Manchester:

'Robinho has a sprain at the moment so there's a little bit of concern there. He is certainly not fit for the game against Schalke, so he has not travelled with us, but we are hopeful for the weekend.

'Pablo Zabaleta has a thigh injury, he took a bang to the thigh and there's quite a bit of bruising around it. There could be a slight strain in there, which is another concern ahead of the weekend.

'Elano's wife has had a baby and there were a few complications, so he has stayed behind, but they are all okay so we wish them well.'

City will train in Schalke's spectacular Veltins Arena this evening where something of a Plan B is sure to be discussed and the travelling Blue Army amongst others could well be reviewing the gaffer's options.

Fingers and everything crossed that the three key squad members are fit and firing for the rags on sunday. Certainly Robbie's injury does not sound as if it is responding to treatment.

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Writer: Johnny Baguette Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday November 26 2008

Time: 5:16PM

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yes.....we will miss Robinho.......but what that will mean is SWP and Ireland will get more of the ball.......which is no bad thing......
lincolnblue
Its a shame, Elano couldn't play. Without Robinho, he really would have had a chance to shine. I think Hughes should go with a 4-4-2 with Vassell and SWP on the wing. Kompany and Ireland in the middle, and Jo and Benjani up top. COME-ON City, make my day.
amcollinz
 

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