Robinho due back for City

Manchester City striker Robinho looks set to return to the side for the derby against Manchester United on Sunday at Eastlands.

Manchester City striker Robinho looks set to return to the side for the derby against Manchester United on Sunday at Eastlands.

Robinho sat out the 2-0 victory against Schalke in the UEFA Cup last night because of a slight ankle problem.

Pablo Zabaleta (thigh) and Gelson Fernandes (hamstring) will also come into contention after injury as will Elano after dealing with a domestic matter.

Javier Garrido, however, is doubtful after picking up a knock in Germany. He was replaced in the second half by Michael Ball.

Provisional squad: Hart, Zabaleta, Richards, Dunne, Garrido, Ball, Wright-Phillips, Elano, Ireland, Kompany, Robinho, Vassell, Hamann, Benjani Mwaruwari, Sturridge, Fernandes, Ben Haim, Schmeichel, Onuoha, Evans.

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