Jack Rodwell could take his place on the Manchester City bench for this weekend's Premier League clash with Fulham at the Etihad Stadium. The 21-year-old midfielder has been on the sidelines with hamstring problems.

Boss Roberto Mancini said: "I am happy because I am sure Jack will be an important player for us in the future, because he is young.

"If we have solved his problem - his hamstring injuries have been often - he will be an important player.

"Tomorrow he will be ready, but probably for 20 minutes, no more."

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