Manchester City look set to have Micah Richards back in their starting line-up for next Monday’s crunch Premier League clash with Manchester United.
The powerful right-back has been nursing a series of niggles recently which has led boss Roberto Mancini to rotate him with Pablo Zabaleta.
However, Richards is now ready to step up his training schedule and should start Monday’s mouth-watering derby clash, which City are 10/1 with bookmaker to win 2-0.
United are 5/2 to come away from the Etihad Stadium with what could be a crucial draw in the title race.
Richards has a slight hamstring strain and City have been cautious not to inflame the injury any further.