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Man City v C Palace preview

Manchester City defender Matija Nastasic could be back in contention for Saturday's visit of Crystal Palace in the Premier League.

The Serbia international was on the bench for the Boxing Day clash with Liverpool after eight games out with a calf injury while fellow centre-back Martin Demichelis was absent after pulling up in training.

Top scorer Sergio Aguero (calf) and right-back Micah Richards (hamstring) remain on the sidelines while striker Stevan Jovetic is now out with a hamstring problem.

Crystal Palace, meanwhile, welcome top scorer Marouane Chamakh back from suspension.

Yannick Bolasie replaced Chamakh for the 1-0 victory over Aston Villa and was arguably their most impressive player so manager Tony Pulis must decide whether to keep the winger in the team.

Match-winner Dwight Gayle is likely to have to settle for a place on the bench again, while none of Pulis' injured players are expected to be fit.