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Mancio's Options Set To Be Stronger For The Swamp



Roberto Mancini's makeshift side is set to be strengthened in the coming days as The Blues aim to make progress in both the FA Cup and League Cups...

City's lengthy absentee list eased in the past week with the still rusty Shaun Wright-Phillips returning to action.

But yet another injury to Roque Santa Cruz meant that City had to go into the League Cup semi-final first leg against the rags missing 7 senior squad options: RSC, Lescott, Bridge, Johnson, Toure, Vieira and Adebayor.

Recent absentee Nedum Onuoha made a successful return from injury as a second half substitute against the rags and Stephen Ireland made the bench but was not risked during City's explosive win.

Ireland is now fully fit and is highly likely to start Sunday's FA Cup 4th Round clash at Scunthorpe alongside City debutant, the France skipper Patrick Vieira.

Assuming they negotiate that game succesfully both players will then be in contention for the semi-final second leg in Stretford next Wednesday.

Joleon Lescott is also understood to be making excellent progress from knee surgery and may yet play a part at Scunthorpe.

City's patched up team have received a further boost in the form of giant striker Emmanuel Adebayor.

Mancio has revealed that Ade will be back in Manchester within the next few days.

Certainly, the experienced inclusion of Ireland, Vieira and Adebayor in the City line up would bolster the Blues bid to beat the rags and reach Wembley.

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Date:Wednesday January 20 2010

Time: 3:14PM

Your Comments

I hope we have those options available to us, we are thread bare at the moment. Scunny will be the perfect opportunity for Mancio to assess players coming back with Old Trafford in mind.
eighthsin
We might get one or two back, but forget about Ade for now
BlueWolfie
I wouldnt start ade for a couple of weeks. Knowing him (being a sensitive and emotional sensitive foot baller that he is) he will take a while to get to normality. Cant rely on him to play right away for 90mins, hopefully im poved wrong.
Super City Slicker
i would play ade if hes back because its an extra option if we need the ball holding up
bluemooner_mcfc
I would foqget Ade for the time being - good chance on Sunday for Ireland and Vieira to show their paces.
Thaibluefan
Some people like the distraction of work to forget their real tragedies, I prefer to watch The Simpsons!
Lando78
 

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