Team news ahead of Wednesday night's Barclays Premier League clash between Manchester City and Sunderland.
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Manchester City defender Matija Nastasic (knee) has joined the club's injury list ahead of their midweek Barclays Premier League clash with Sunderland.
The Serbian is not expected to be out long but misses Wednesday's contest at the Etihad Stadium along with striker Sergio Aguero (hamstring), playmaker Samir Nasri (knee) and midfielders Fernandinho and Javi Garcia (muscle injuries).
Key midfielder Yaya Toure is available after escaping retrospective punishment following an off-the-ball incident involving Norwich's Ricky van Wolfswinkel last weekend.
Sunderland defender Wes Brown misses out through suspension.
The 34-year-old central defender will sit out both Wednesday's visit to the Etihad Stadium and Saturday's FA Cup fifth round tie against Southampton after being sent off for the second time this season - a further red card was later rescinded in November - in the 2-0 home defeat by Hull at the weekend.
January signing Santiago Vergini is likely to deputise, while fellow defender Carlos Cuellar (hip) and striker Steven Fletcher (Achilles) continue to work their way back to fitness, along with goalkeeper Keiren Westwood (shoulder), who remains on the long-term casualty list.
Manchester City (from): Hart, Pantilimon, Zabaleta, Richards, Kompany, Demichelis, Lescott, Boyata, Kolarov, Clichy, Navas, Milner, Silva, Toure, Rodwell, Negredo, Dzeko, Jovetic.
Sunderland (from): Mannone, Ustari, Celustka, Alonso, Bardsley, O'Shea, Vergini, Roberge, Bridcutt, Cattermole, Gardner, Ki, Giaccherini, Johnson, Larsson, Ba, Mavrias, Colback, Altidore, Borini, Scocco.