Roberto Mancini explains Micah Richards omission

Micah Richards
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A hamstring injury prevents Micah Richards from featuring for Manchester City against Wigan Athletic this evening.

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has revealed that Micah Richards misses tonight's trip to Wigan Athletic with a hamstring complaint.

The full-back aggravated the injury during a recent training session and has been replaced in the starting lineup by Argentine Pablo Zabaleta.

However, Richards should be fit to face Tottenham Hotspur at the Etihad Stadium next weekend.

"Micah Richards has a hamstring injury," Mancini told Sky Sports News.

"It is not serious but we cannot take any risks at the moment. He should be fit to play Tottenham on Sunday."

Richards has scored one goal this season.

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