Fowler's reserve return
By Chris Stanton
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Robbie Fowler is set to return from injury in City's reserve meeting with Wigan.
Manchester City striker Robbie Fowler is set to return from injury in the reserve meeting with Wigan.
Fowler has been forced to sit out City's impressive start to the new season after failing to recover from a back problem.
Reserve boss Steve Wigley has selected a strong side for the match at Wigan's Robin Park Arena.
Nicky Weaver, Jihai Sun, David Sommeil, Antoine Sibierski and Bradley Wright-Phillips are also included in the starting XI.
Despite last week's Senior Cup loss to Manchester United, City are unbeaten in the league and victory on Wednesday night would keep The Citizens in touch with the early pace-setters.
Meanwhile, rumours of interest in Juventus' Alessandro Del Piero seem unlikely to bear fruit before Wednesday's deadline.
Reports in Italy have claimed the Italy international is wanted by Stuart Pearce but a swoop for the experienced forward in the hours remaining of the transfer window would be sensational.