Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has no injury worries ahead of Bolton’s visit to the Etihad Stadium. Yaya Toure pulled out of the Ivory Coast team in midweek with a slight knock and should be fine to take his place in the team alongside Gareth Barry.
Mario Balotelli did not feature for Italy in their friendly clash with the USA and is likely to be preferred in the starting line up alongside Sergio Aguero.
Samir Nasri is likely to get a recall to the team in place of Adam Johnson, who was involved for England against the Netherlands.
The game possibly comes too soon for Kevin Davies and Mark Davies to return to the starting line-up, though they may be ready for a place on the substitutes’ bench.
New signing Tim Ream will keep his place alongside David Wheater in the heart of defence while on-loan winger Ryo Miyaichi has done enough to remain in the team.
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