LONDON, Oct 19 (Reuters) – Brief news forward of this weekend’s Premier League matches (all times GMT):
* Champions Manchester City have been dealt a blow for a wily outing to West Bromwich Albion (1400) on Saturday after midfielder David Silva returned from general avocation injured.
The Spaniard shop-worn his hamstring opposite France on Tuesday. “David has a hamstring problem and is not prepared for tomorrow,” manager Roberto Mancini said. “We wish that he will be prepared for a subsequent Premier League diversion opposite Swansea.”
* Sixth-placed West Brom wish Romelu Lukaku will be fit to face City notwithstanding spiteful his ankle while on general avocation with Belgium this week. However Youssouf Mulumbu is a doubt after picking adult an damage while personification for DR Congo in an African Nations Cup qualifier.
* Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers could also be counting a cost of a general mangle with Spanish goalkeeper Pepe Reina nursing a hamstring problem forward of a home compare opposite Rodgers’ former bar Reading on Saturday (1400).
“Speaking to Pepe final night, he unequivocally frequency has any flesh injuries, though hopefully it will infer not to be serious,” Rodgers told Liverpool’s website.
“I consider Spain picked adult a few injuries. By all accounts a representation wasn’t a best and a series of them picked adult flesh injuries.”
* Ashley Young is fit to lapse for Manchester United opposite Stoke City on Saturday (1400) after recuperating from a knee damage he postulated opposite Fulham in August.
Manager Alex Ferguson pronounced a forward’s lapse increased his aggressive options.
“Young gives us another option,” Ferguson told United’s website. “Very few players can cranky a round as good as he can and his goalscoring ratio is unequivocally good for us.”
United are still stretched during a back, however, with Chris Smalling not utterly prepared to return. They are also though Nemanja Vidic and Phil Jones.
* Ferguson pronounced all a United players will wear anti-racism T-shirts before a diversion opposite Stoke as partial of a Kick it Out campaign’s recognition drive.
Several black players, including Reading’s Jason Roberts, have pronounced they will not wear a shirts in criticism during what they consider is a disaster to tackle an emanate thrown into a spotlight by a John Terry saga.
“I consider everybody should be united, we don’t know what indicate he’s perplexing to make,” Ferguson said. “He unequivocally should be ancillary all a other players who are doing it.”
* Stoke midfielder Glenn Whelan usually has a 50-50 possibility of recuperating in time from a hamstring injury, according to manager Tony Pulis. Former United striker Michael Owen could be on a dais after recuperating from a groin strain.
* Arsenal winger Theo Walcott is still pang from chest and lung injuries postulated personification for England opposite San Marino and will not be fit to face Norwich City on Saturday (1630), manager Arsene Wenger said.
“He’s fast brief of exhale when he creates an bid though it’s bruising and that will heal. It’s no vital regard though it will take we consider about dual weeks to be behind to a normal level,” pronounced Wenger.
The Gunners are also though left behind Kieran Gibbs who was harmed in a feat during West Ham United.
* Leaders Chelsea are though skipper John Terry for a lunchtime strife during London rivals Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday (1145) after he motionless not to interest a FA-imposed four-match anathema for extremist comments to QPR defender Anton Ferdinand final season.
Tottenham midfielder Jake Livermore is accessible after recuperating from a groin damage that has sidelined him for 6 weeks, a bar pronounced on Friday. (Reporting by Martyn Herman; Editing by Justin Palmer)