Bridge returns but duo miss out

While Bridge has recovered from a knee injury and is set to end a

two month absence and play for the first time since the furore

exploded about his private life, Richards (calf) and Kompany

(groin) are not likely to be involved at the KC Stadium. Patrick

Vieira is set to make his debut after arriving from Inter Milan

last month with a calf injury, while fellow new arrival Adam

Johnson should also be involved and Joleon Lescott (knee) is fit

enough to take a place on the bench. City (from): Given, Taylor,

Zabaleta, Onuoha, Toure, Lescott, Boyata, Garrido, Bridge,

Wright-Phillips, Ireland, Vieira, Barry, De Jong, Petrov, Bellamy,

Johnson, Ibrahim, Tevez, Adebayor.