FULHAM are boosted by the return of Moussa Dembele for Saturday's trip to the Etihad Stadium.
The forward has been missing since the defeat at Blackburn last month, but is back in training and will be included in the squad for the clash against the league leaders.
Striker Andy Johnson (groin) continues to miss out while new signing Pavel Pogrebnyak is waiting for a work permit before he can make his Fulham debut.
Mark Schwarzer could also be back in the squad following a back injury, but boss Martin Jol must choose whether to restore him to the side or stick with David Stockdale in goal.
Steve Sidwell (hernia) and Zdenek Grygera (knee) miss out.
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