Man City boss Eriksson hails Dunne commitment to cause

Manchester City boss Sven-Goran Eriksson has spoken of his debt to Richard Dunne as the defender battles to be fit to face Tottenham on Sunday.

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Dunne was forced off during the defeat at Reading last weekend with a gash to his shin that required nine stitches.

The 28-year-old initially carried on after tackling Republic of Ireland team-mate Stephen Hunt, before the seriousness of the injury became clear.

City are aiming to improve on a wretched run of two wins in 12 games that has hampered their hopes of a place in Europe next season.

Dunne's presence at the moment is vital given that his defensive partner Micah Richards is recovering from a knee operation.

And City boss Eriksson is hopeful his skipper will be available for the clash at Eastlands on Sunday.

"Richard is a tough guy, and if there is any chance he can play against Spurs then he will do," Eriksson told the club's official website.

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