Manchester City winger Jesus Navas will not be risked in the Capital One Cup semi-final first leg against West Ham at the Etihad Stadium due to a minor knee problem.
Strikers Sergio Aguero (calf) and Steven Jovetic (hamstring) remain on the sidelines along with midfielder Jack Rodwell (hamstring).
Defender Dedryck Boyata is suspended and right-back Micah Richards (hamstring) not yet match fit but centre-back Martin Demichelis is back in contention after injury.
West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has confirmed new loan signing Roger Johnson will go straight in to his squad for the game.
Johnson, 30, has joined the Hammers from Wolves until the end of the season and is likely to start given that fellow central defenders Winston Reid (ankle), James Collins and James Tomkins (both groin) are all still sidelined.
Mark Noble (calf) has an outside chance of being involved but captain Kevin Nolan is banned whilst Ricardo Vaz Te (shoulder) is also missing.
Man City: Hart, Pantilimon, Zabaleta, Kompany, Lescott, Demichelis, Nastasic, Kolarov, Clichy, Milner, Nasri, Silva, Toure, Fernandinho, Dzeko, Negredo, Guidetti, Lopes, Garcia.
West Ham: Jaaskelainen, Adrian, Demel, O'Brien, McCartney, Johnson, Rat, Chambers, Diarra, Noble, Diame, Collison, Morrison, J Cole, Jarvis, Taylor, C Cole, Maiga.