Manchester City defender Micah Richards thinks he is almost ready to return from injury and help stem the flow of goals being conceded by the Premier League champions. "It's probably going to take about two more weeks," he said.

"I'm happy with the progress made so far because it was quite a bad one, but I can't wait to get back in among the squad.

"Winning the league was an amazing time for everyone involved at the club, but I guess it wasn't meant to be for me at the start of the season.

"I suppose it's part and parcel of football, injuries come with it.

"I think you just have to take it on the chin and get on with it really."

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