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Man City not bothered by striker shortage

Manchester City first team coach David Platt says he is not worried about a potential striker shortage for this weekend's Premier League match.

Second-placed City take on the undefeated Aston Villa at Etihad Stadium on Saturday but could be without Sergio Aguero and Mario Balotelli due to injury and Carlos Tevez who is under a club suspension.

That leaves just Edin Dzeko in the strike department but Platt is remaining calm about the teams attacking exploits.

"We have plenty of ways of playing," Platt told the Manchester Evening News.

"We have Yaya Toure, David Silva and Samir Nasri, three who can all work off the striker as well.

"Let's just concentrate on what we have available. We know we have a squad of players which means we can put a team out against anyone and make a good game of it."

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