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Manchester City welcome Fulham with extra firepower

Published on Jan 19, 2013 5:55 AM
Manchester City's Pablo Zabaleta (left) celebrates scoring with Gareth Barry against Stoke City during their English Premier League soccer match at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, northern England on Jan 1, 2013. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

(REUTERS) - Manchester City's squad will be boosted by the return from injury of forward Sergio Aguero and midfielder Jack Rodwell against Fulham in the Premier League on Saturday.

Argentina international Aguero, the champions' top scorer last season, has been sidelined since the start of this month with a hamstring problem while Rodwell has been out for three months with a similar issue.

"Sergio is OK. Jack is OK and Samir (Nasri is available) after suspension. Only now we are missing (defenders) Micah (Richards) and Maicon," said manager Roberto Mancini.

He is also relieved to have captain Vincent Kompany available after the FA overturned the red card the central defender was shown in last weekend's 2-0 win at Arsenal.

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