City wait on key injured trio

02 December 2008 02:03
Manchester City have fitness concerns over key trio Robinho, Micah Richards and Shaun Wright-Phillips ahead of Wednesday's UEFA Cup visit of Paris St Germain. The trio all started Sunday's 1-0 derby defeat to Manchester United but are doubts for the group stage visit of the French side to Eastlands. "Shaun took a knock to the ankle on Sunday and is struggling," manager Mark Hughes told the club's official website. "Robinho's ankle is sore and Micah, who came off on Sunday, is a doubt as well." Meanwhile, Hughes has revealed that three other players will definitely miss the Group A showdown through injury. City will be assured of progressing as group winners should they maintain their 100 per cent UEFA Cup record this season with a third straight victory. He added: "Gelson (Fernandes) is still out for another week or so. On the longer-term front, Kelvin Etuhu and Michael Johnson are both two weeks away from being back with us. "Changes are being forced upon me, but it was always on my mind that I'd look at this game and hopefully be in a position to rest some players that have had a big workload in recent weeks. "That's still the case, but winning the group is important to us."

Source: ESA