Man City’s Micah Richards hopes to be fit for Man United clash in April

Manchester City defender Micah Richards hopes to be available for the trip to Manchester United on 8 April

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Micah Richards injured his knee in a 2-0 victory over Swansea in October Photo: kelvingillmor.com

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Micah Richards says he hopes to available for Manchester City’s clash against Premier League leaders Manchester United on 8 April.

The England international suffered a serious knee injury in a 2-0 victory over Swansea City in October when making just his fourth appearance of the season after recovering from an ankle problem.

The 24-year-old underwent an operation on a torn meniscus and despite starting training again in February, the right-back is still to return to first-team action.

But Richards has revealed that his rehabilitation has stepped up over the past week and the defender hopes to be ready for the trip to Old Trafford next month.

“In the last 10 days I’ve been training outside again, doing two days of running and then a recovery day after that,” he told the Manchester Evening News.

“I had a big fitness session on Tuesday and I’m starting to feel really good again so, when the lads are back from international duty, I should be taking part in partial sessions with them as I continue to close in on a return.

“I think the Newcastle match will come too soon for me, though I hope to have been training normally by then.

“Realistically, I’m looking more to the game away to United and then the FA Cup semi-final, maybe against United again, to be properly involved again – two relaxing games in a week on the horizon!

“I’ll be trying my best to get back into the squad and it will be great just to be back among the lads and getting a feel for everything again.”

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