Last Updated: Fri, 15 Mar 2013 12:13
Matija Nastasic, Gael Clichy, James Milner and Joe Hart are set to return against Everton, but Sergio Aguero and Vinny Kompany are out.
Kompany, who has missed the last seven games, continues to be troubled by calf issues while Aguero is in Argentina for treatment on the knee problem that has already sidelined him for two matches.
Right-backs Micah Richards and Maicon (both knee) and midfielder Jack Rodwell (hamstring) remain on the long-term injured list.
City boss Roberto Mancini made several changes for last week's FA Cup quarter-final win over Barnsley, so he will probably recall at least four of the players who started that match on the bench.
Carlos Tevez is expected to start up front alongside Edin Dzeko in the absence of Aguero, who is due back from South America on Sunday.
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