Last Updated: Thu, 19 Sep 2013 17:07
Left-back Gael Clichy appears to be losing his derby fitness battle and looks unlikely to return against Manchester United on Sunday.
City's first-choice left-back has been struggling with a minor knock that kept him out of the club's opening 3-0 Champions League victory against Viktoria Plzen on Tuesday.
The former Arsenal man has been receiving intense treatment this week in a bid to get him ready for the home clash against local rivals United but the latest indications are that he will again be forced to miss out.
It will mean Aleksandar Kolarov is set to start in the left-back position again for Manuel Pellegrini's side, having started there against Plzen.
Meanwhile, David Silva and Micah Richards are closing in on full fitness but it's still too early to call if they will be available for Sunday's big Premier League clash.
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