City wait on Toure and Richards
Mancini wants to have full strength squad for manic Monday
Last Updated: April 24, 2012 12:28pm
Manchester City are waiting to assess the form and fitness of Yaya Toure and Micah Richards ahead of Monday's derby against Manchester United.
The clash at Etihad Stadium would appear to be destined to decide the destination of the Premier League title and City boss Roberto Mancini wants as strong a squad as possible.
Midfielder Toure did not seem to be at his best in Sunday's win over Wolves, while defender Richards was missing at Molineux due to a hamstring problem.
Mancini will wait to decide whether to include the duo against United, but, with Mario Balotelli back from suspension, he hopes he will have a full squad.
"If Yaya Toure is on form, he is a top player," said Mancini. "But we need him to be 100 per cent and on Sunday he was so-so.
"We also need to check on Micah Richards to see how his hamstring is.
"Providing he has recovered, with Mario Balotelli back from suspension, we will have everyone."