Hughes handed boost ahead of derby clash as key players are set to return
04 May 2009 01:02
Mark Hughes expects to have both Shaun Wright-Phillips and Pablo Zabaleta back for next Sunday's Manchester derby.
United know victory will take them a significant step closer to a Premier League title hat-trick.
However, having completed a third successive league win for the first time this season with Saturday's defeat of Blackburn, City are in good heart too for the trip to Old Trafford.
And with points required to maintain a push for the final place on offer in next season's Europa League, the return of Wright-Phillips and Zabaleta from ankle and hamstring injuries respectively could not be better timed.