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Toure will not be back in Man City side for two weeks

Returning defender Kolo Toure will not be in Manchester City's first team for another two weeks says boss Roberto Mancini.

The Ivory Coast centre-half has finished his six-month suspension for taking a banned substance but will still a fortnight to get match-fit says his Italian manager.

"It depends," he said. "He is fit but he needs to play. I think in two weeks he can play."

Toure has been included in both City's Premier League and Champions League squads but is unlikely to make his return until the Carling Cup clash with Birmingham City on September 21 or the league outing against Everton three days later.

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