Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 31 August 2014

Robinho is fighting fit again: Hughes

Manchester City boss Mark Hughes is set to welcome Robinho back into the fold for this weekend's Barclays Premier League match against Wigan.

City's £32.5million record signing missed the FA Cup debacle against Nottingham Forest with an ankle problem, and Hughes was still weighing up whether to risk Robinho at Fratton Park last week when the scheduled match at Portsmouth was postponed.

But the extra rest means City's popular 12-goal striker should be fit to face Wigan on Saturday as Hughes' men look to register only their second league win in two months.

"'Robbie' would have been close to playing last weekend and would definitely have played some part," Hughes explained.

"He trained yesterday and will train for the rest of the week."

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