Manchester City boss Sven Goran Eriksson has no concerns with Micah Richards' on-field temper.

The Blues' England defender has been booked in his last two Premier League away trips, at Fulham and Chelsea, for getting involved in heated rows with the opposition.

At Craven Cottage, it was a stray elbow from Clint Dempsey that raised his hackles, and at Stamford Bridge it was fellow international Frank Lampard who irked the talented youngster.

"I am not worried. I don't think it is something he has to watch," said the manager. "Temperament is a good thing to have as long as aggression is used in another way - in the right direction.

"Things like what happened at Stamford Bridge happen in football all the time. I don't really know what sparked it, but I think there was more than one incident that led to the argument.

"At Fulham he said there was an elbow involved, but I am not worried, absolutely not, that the opposition might target Micah."