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Aguero and Nasri back as Rodwell returns for City
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini will welcome back Sergio Aguero, Jack Rodwell and Samir Nasri for the game against Fulham on Saturday.
Aguero, City's 30-goal top scorer last season, has been out since New Year's Day when he tore his hamstring in the 3-0 win over Stoke.
Midfielder Rodwell has been out for three months, also with hamstring problems, and has been limited to just two league starts for City since his £12 million move from Everton in the summer.
Meanwhile France international Nasri is available again after completing a three-match ban for his dismissal against Norwich in December.
"Sergio is OK. Jack is OK and Samir [is back] after suspension. Now we are only missing Micah [Richards] and Maicon," Mancini said.
Rodwell has moved house, changed his car and his pillow in a bid to end the persistent hamstring problems that have blighted his career. And Mancini is pleased that he is finally available again, though he warned the player will only be a substitute against Fulham.
"I am sure Jack will be an important player for us in the future if he solves his problems," he said. "Saturday [he will] probably [only play] for 20 minutes but not more."
Mancini received a welcome boost when the red card that captain Vincent Kompany received in Sunday's 2-0 win over Arsenal was overturned, sparing the defender a three-match suspension.
The Belgium international was given his marching orders by referee Mike Dean for a challenge on Jack Wilshere but the FA decided the sending-off was incorrect.
"I am very pleased because I think it is correct," Mancini said. "The referee managed the game very well but that situation he didn't see well because from his position he thought it was a red card. That tackle was not a red card."