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22 Oct 2012 12:40:00

Silva ready for City return

Manchester City could welcome David Silva back into their ranks for Wednesday's Champions League clash with Ajax at the Amsterdam ArenA.

The Spanish playmaker picked up a hamstring injury while away on World Cup qualifying duty with his country.

He was initially ruled out of a continental clash with Ajax by City boss Roberto Mancini, with it expected that he would require a period of rest before pushing for a recall. Silva has, however, responded well to treatment and could come into contention for a trip to Amsterdam, along with summer signings Javi Garcia and Maicon.

"We're having a roll call today (Monday), with scans and everything. With David in particular, we don't know how long he will be out for," assistant manager Brian Kidd told the Manchester Evening News.

"I think they are looking at him thinking he might be in with a chance of playing on Wednesday against Ajax. With a couple of days for it to settle down, we will get a better picture.

"Javi Garcia and Maicon are there or thereabouts. They have done a little bit of training but haven't done everything yet - they are back in today and we are hoping the next couple of days will bring them on."

Silva will be hoping to return to action as soon as possible, as he had been showing signs of recapturing top form before picking up another unfortunate knock.

Kidd added: "Pre-season was stop-start for a lot of our boys, particularly David Silva, after the Euros. "

You like to get a good pre-season under your belt, and David, along with Gareth Barry, missed a lot of pre-season. Games bring players on."


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