Today's team news

Last updated : 17 January 2004 By Ben Collins
Jon Macken is set make his first Premiership start for City as Robbie Fowler recovers from the knee injury he picked up in training before the midweek game.

Claudio Reyna is back in contention after recovering from a minor injury and may start ahead of Joey Barton who didn't have the best of nights at Leicester.

Former City midfielder Garry Flitcroft is set to return for the visitors after serving a suspension.

Striker Paul Gallagher and full-back Lucas Neill are their only doubts.

City (from): James, Ellegaard, Distin, Dunne, Sommeil, Wiekens, Jihai, Bosvelt, McManaman, Sinclair, Reyna, Wright-Phillips, Tarnat, Tiatto, Sibierski, Barton, Anelka, Fowler, Macken.

Blackburn (from): Friedel, Enckelman, Babbel, Taylor, Neill, Johansson, Gallagher, Tugay, Flitcroft, Douglas, Danns, Emerton, Mahon, Cole, Yorke, Gresko, Donnelly, Jansen.