Football - Nastasic back in the frame

Manchester City defender Matija Nastasic could be back in contention for Saturday's visit of Crystal Palace in the Barclays Premier League.

The Serbia international was on the bench for the Boxing Day clash with Liverpool after eight games out with a calf injury while fellow centre-back Martin Demichelis was absent after pulling up in training.

Top scorer Sergio Aguero (calf) and right-back Micah Richards (hamstring) remain on the sidelines while striker Stevan Jovetic is now out with a hamstring problem.