Dunne has recovered from a calf injury and City boss Sven Goran Eriksson told the club's website: "Richard will be fit, he trained on Monday and Tuesday but he has taken it easy since because he was still not fully fit. I hope he will be fit for Saturday, and I think he will be. I'll talk with the physios and Richard himself and we'll keep a close eye on him."
On youngsters Nedum Onuoha and Michael Johnson, Eriksson added: "I'm almost sure that Nedum and Michael will not be ready for Saturday, but hopefully they will be ready for Wigan the week after. Michael has recovered remarkably well from his abdominal operation."