Date:Monday December 15 2008
Manchester City forward Benjani is set to be sidelined for a couple of weeks due to having sustained a hamstring injury in the defeat to Everton at the weekend.
This is one of a number of injuries that have dented his City career. Fearing the influx of players, Hughes intends on bringing in, Benjani must be worried for his future. However Benjani is a proven goal-scorer well for one season anyway. At the moment apart from Jo, their really isn`t any other options except throwing one of the young guns into the mix.
Mark Hughes told Man City`s official website: 'We've lost Benjani again at the weekend with a hamstring and he'll probably be out for a number of weeks. We're a bit threadbare.
'A number of the guys are carrying injuries, so that will have an impact.
'When you've got games coming up thick and fast; you have to have a fit and able squad.'
Could this be the last chance for Jo to prove himself? Rumours have it that both Jo and Elano are set for winter moves away from Eastland`s. I can`t believe however that Hughes would let these players leave. In my opinion Jo has shown flashes of what he can do. When he is being played, we do score goals even if it`s not him on the score sheet. Elano has proved he can be world-class, and if he`s played in his attacking role, he can be lethal. Why he gets played in DM, I really don`t know.
It seems as though all I do in every article is slate Mark Hughes, but I still want him to do well. He is one of the best young British managers around, but this is his chance to prove himself in a top job. Is he capable of this? I`m sure after January his future will be made very clear.
Date:Monday December 15 2008
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