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Tevez to make Man City comeback against Preston reserves

Carlos Tevez is set to make his comeback for Manchester City in the reserves against Preston North End.

The Daily Mail says one week after apologising for his actions, Tevez will play for City in a reserve League Cup tie against Preston that has been specially tailored to his needs.

The game was originally scheduled for Chorley's Victory Park on Wednesday, but City succeeded in changing the venue and date after identifying it as an ideal opportunity for easing him back into action.

Concerned at the state of Chorley's pitch, and intense media interest in Tevez's eagerly-awaited return, City requested the tie be brought forward 24 hours and played behind closed doors at their Carrington training complex.

The 2pm kick off will give manager Roberto Mancini the chance to assess the 28-year-old's match sharpness and how much more fitness work is needed before he can challenge for a first-team recall.

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