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Richards praises Zabaleta form

April 2, 2013
By Richard Jolly
Micah Richards believes his replacement at right-back, Pablo Zabaleta, has been Manchester City's outstanding player this season – but argues he would have been just as effective if he had stayed fit.

Ankle and knee injuries have meant that Richards has only made four appearances for City in the current campaign but, though the 24-year-old is back in training, Zabaleta is set to keep his place for Monday's Manchester derby.

But Richards made more starts than the Argentine when ...

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