Manchester City Defender Micah Richards Itching For Comeback

Englishman has been out injured since playing for Team GB at the Olympics.

Manchester City defender Micah Richards is nearing his return from the ankle injury he sustained playing for Team GB at this summer’s Olympic Games, Manchester City have confirmed.

The Defender was not selected in England boss Roy Hodgson’s initial Euro 2012 squad, and subsequently ruled himself out being placed on the stand-by list.

Somewhat controversially Richards was later selected as one of the three over-age players eligible for the squad by Team GB coach Stuart Pearce, as most of the nation hoped and expected that this place, alongside veteran Welsh legends Ryan Giggs and Craig Bellamy, would be given to England favourite David Beckham.

However, Stuart Pearce stuck with his decision and Richards played in 5 games for Team GB before they were knocked out in the Quarter-Final stage to South Korea.

He is now close to a return and itching to get back playing for the Champions, who have begun the new campaign in less than flying fashion, struggling, thus far, to replicate the performances which saw them lift the Premier League title in such impressive fashion last season.

Richards has been capped 13 times by England since his debut in 2006.

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