Man City v Wolves preview

Edin Dzeko may have to be content with a place on the bench as City
look to secure top spot for 24 hours. The £27million Bosnian
has not played a competitive game since scoring a last-minute
equaliser for Wolfsburg against Hoffenheim prior to the German
winter break and Roberto Mancini is cautious about pitching him
straight in against Mick McCarthy’s men. Mario Balotelli (knee) and
Micah Richards (back) have been ruled out but David Silva is
expected to be available after missing two games with a knee
injury. Wolves have a trio of players – including skipper Karl
Henry – back available at Eastlands. Manager Mick McCarthy
confirmed midfielder Henry (knee) and defenders Jody Craddock (hip)
and Steve Mouyokolo (back) will all travel to Eastlands after
recovering from injury. Henry could replace hamstring victim Dave
Edwards who was on target in Wolves 2-1 home win over City earlier
this season. Full-back George Elokobi will start a three-game ban
for his red card in the FA Cup tie at Doncaster last weekend and he
is likely to be replaced by Stephen Ward. Manchester City (from):
Hart, Given, Zabaleta, Boateng, K Toure, Kompany, Boyata, Kolarov,
Lescott, Wright-Phillips, Johnson, De Jong, Vieira, Milner, Y
Toure, Silva, Barry, Tevez, Dzeko, Adebayor, Jo. Wolves (from):
Hennessey, Hahnemann, Zubar, Stearman, Berra, Ward, Hunt, Foley,
Milijas, Jarvis, Fletcher, Doyle, Jones, Henry, Craddock, Winnall,
Doherty, Mujangi Bia, Mouyokolo, Ebanks-Landell, Rooney.