Hughes hopes for injury boost

Mark Hughes will give Micah Richards every chance to recover from a knee injury as Manchester City bid to record a third successive Premier League win at home to Blackburn.

Mark Hughes will give Micah Richards every chance to recover from a knee injury as Manchester City bid to record a third successive Premier League win at home to Blackburn.

With Shaun Wright-Phillips (ankle) almost certainly ruled out, Hughes is set to name an unchanged line-up if Richards can prove his fitness.

Gelson Fernandes stands by to replace the England defender as the Blues look to close the gap on seventh-placed Fulham.

Team (from): Given, Richards, Onuoha, Dunne, Bridge, Elano, Ireland, De Jong, Kompany, Robinho, Bojinov, Caicedo, Garrido, Fernandes, Evans, Etuhu, Clayton, McGivern, Berti, Hart, Petrov.

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