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Heskey returns

Former England international Emile Heskey has penned a short-term deal at Sky Bet Championship side Bolton.

The 36-year-old, who has been without a club after leaving Australian A-League side Newcastle Jets, has been training with Neil Lennon's men and played for their under-21 side this week.

Heskey has done enough to impress Lennon, who he played with at Leicester, and earned a short-term deal, following in the footsteps of fellow veteran striker Eidur Gudjohnsen who signed a similar contract earlier this month.

Wanderers must wait for international clearance in order for Heskey, whose last English club was Aston Villa, to be available for their Boxing Day clash with Blackburn.

Heskey has played 62 times for England and also featured for Liverpool, Birmingham and Wigan.

Man City team news

Manchester City are still without strikers Sergio Aguero (knee), Edin Dzeko (calf) and Stevan Jovetic (hamstring) for the Boxing Day trip to West Brom in the Barclays Premier League.

Midfielders James Milner and David Silva could again play in the advanced central roles that proved successful against Crystal Palace last weekend or teenage forward Jose Angel Pozo might get another chance.

Captain Vincent Kompany (hamstring/calf) is also still sidelined but fellow defender Gael Clichy has recovered from a minor knock.

Provisional squad: Hart, Caballero, Zabaleta, Sagna, Demichelis, Mangala, Boyata, Clichy, Kolarov, Silva, Nasri, Navas, Toure, Fernando, Fernandinho, Lampard, Milner, Pozo, Ambrose, Sinclair.



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