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Last Updated: 17/08/12 at 16:25

Jack Rodwell: Could make his Manchester City debut

Jack Rodwell: Could make his Manchester City debut

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Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini will run the rule over Jack Rodwell in training before deciding the extent of the midfielder's potential involvement in the Barclays Premier League opener against Southampton at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.

Rodwell, troubled by hamstring problems in recent times, could make his City debut in the clash with the Saints, a week on from the confirmation of his move from Everton.

Mancini will also assess the fitness of goalkeeper Joe Hart, who could return after missing the 3-2 Community Shield victory over Chelsea due to a back complaint, while defender Micah Richards (ankle) and midfielder Gareth Barry (abdominal problem) are definitely ruled out.

Jack Cork is Southampton's only injury concern.

The 23-year-old, who represented Great Britain at the Olympics, is out for the next few weeks after picking up an ankle knock in the pre-season friendly at Bristol City.

Danny Fox and Steven Davis returned safely from midweek international duty and should be included in the squad, although manager Nigel Adkins kept quiet on whether Tadanari Lee would be included after a foot injury.

Teams

Manchester City (from): Hart, Pantilimon, Zabaleta, Kompany, K Toure, Lescott, Savic, Clichy, Kolarov, Milner, De Jong, Johnson, Nasri, Y Toure, Silva, Dzeko, Aguero, Tevez, Balotelli, Rodwell.

Southampton (from): Davis, Gazzaniga, Richardson, Butterfield, Clyne, Fox, Shaw, Hooiveld, Fonte, Seaborne, Stephens, Chambers, Ward-Prowse, Do Prado, Cork, Chaplow, De Ridder, Lallana, Schneiderlin, Puncheon, Hammond, Davis, Lambert, Lee, Rodriguez, Sharp.

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