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Toure hopes to be 'back soon'

March 31, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Manchester City defender Kolo Toure says he hopes to be "back soon" from suspension after failing a drugs test.

Kolo Toure
GettyImagesKolo Toure has been forced to the stands to watch his side

The Football Association suspended Toure after he tested positive for a "specified substance" that his former manager at Arsenal, Arsene Wenger, said was one of the defender's wife's diet pills.

Neither his club nor the FA have revealed what Toure has tested positive for, and the player, 30, is now awaiting the results of his B sample.

When asked at the Soccerex conference in Manchester if he had a message for City fans, he said: "I will be back soon - I hope so."