Richards in line for derby return
Manchester City defender Micah Richards is reportedly winning his battle to be fit for Monday's derby showdown with Manchester United.
A hamstring problem forced him to sit out City's 2-0 victory over Wolves at Molineux on Sunday, but the England international is now being tipped to return for the game being billed as a Premier League title decider.
It's understood Richards has resumed training after being given a few days' rest and providing he suffers no reaction, the 23-year-old will get the nod to start at right-back against United in place of Pablo Zabaleta.
City had initially feared that he had torn his hamstring, so there was relief all round when tests came back indicating nothing more than tightness.
Richards has been a key figure for Roberto Mancini's men this season and despite being an able deputy, Zabaleta can have few complaints if the Italian leaves him out for a game which has so much riding on it.