Manchester City midfielder Michael Johnson faces a delay in making his first team comeback.

The Mail on Sunday says Johnson's long-awaited comeback for Manchester City is set to be postponed after his knee swelled up on the plane journey back from the club's midweek Europa League tie in Greece.

Manager Roberto Mancini was keen to have a first look at Johnson in today's FA Cup fourth-round replay against Notts County at Eastlands.

But the midfielder has struggled to train since returning from Aris Salonika and City's medical staff are urging caution in his recovery.

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