Bellamy and Ireland move closer to Man City exit door

Craig Bellamy and Stephen Ireland have been omitted from Manchester City's squad for next week's Europa League qualifier against Timisoara.

City have to submit a list of names to UEFA in line with new guidelines about home-grown players and even though there are spaces in that squad for them - only 23 of a possible 25 names were registered - neither Bellamy nor Ireland has made it.

New signing David Silva also misses out so he can recover from his World Cup exertions.

City's three other new arrivals - Yaya Toure, Jerome Boateng and Aleksandar Kolarov - have made the squad, as have two players whose futures are shrouded in doubt; Roque Santa Cruz and record signing Robinho.

Squad: Given, Hart, Taylor; Richards, Boateng, Zabaleta, Kolo Toure, Lescott, Logan, Bridge, Kolarov; Wright-Phillips, Adam Johnson, Yaya Toure, Michael Johnson, Barry, Vieira, Kompany, de Jong; Adebayor, Robinho, Santa Cruz, Tevez.

 
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