Richards delighted to be back in Man City squad
Richards did not play in the FA Cup final but sees the latest tie as an opportunity to put its memory firmly in the past.
The 25-year-old told the club's website, mcfc.co.uk: "I wasn't involved against Wigan, but there was definitely something lacking.
"Wigan have always played us well and have been a bit of a bogey team, but I would never say the guys weren't up for it because we always want to win, but I just felt they wanted it more on the day.
"That game is in the past now but we have to make sure we put things right in this game and try and progress in the competition."