Tevez to feature for Man City reserves this week

Carlos Tevez is to play for Manchester City’s reserve side against Preston North End this week, the Daily Mail reports.

Tevez has not played for City since a 2-0 League Cup victory over Birmingham City on September 21, and the Argentine has not been part of a Man City squad since refusing to warm up as a substitute during City’s 2-0 Champions League defeat by Bayern Munich six days later. Tevez was fined and suspended over the incident, and returned to Argentina for three-and-a-half months.

However, after issuing an apology for his part in the dispute and arriving back in Manchester, Tevez returned to training with his club earlier this month. City manager Roberto Mancini, having accepted Tevez’s apology, insisted the striker would be considered for selection again once full fitness has been regained.

Tevez was signed for City in 2009 by former manager Mark Hughes and has scored 52 goals in 89 appearances for the Blues. In 2010, Hughes’ successor Mancini appointed Tevez as Manchester City captain, a position since taken by defender Vincent Kompany.

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