Platt hopeful of Silva recovery
Manchester City's first-team coach David Platt expects David Silva to be fit for the league clash with Wigan on Monday.
By Subhankar Mondal
Last Updated: 13/01/12 2:09pm
Manchester City's first-team coach David Platt expects David Silva to be fit for his side's Premier League clash with Wigan Athletic on Monday.
Silva sustained an injury on his ankle during City's 3-2 FA Cup defeat to Manchester United at home on Sunday and sat out their Carling Cup semi-final first-leg game against Liverpool that ended in a 1-0 defeat.
The 26-year-old is currently in his native Spain receiving treatment and scans have revealed that his injury is not serious, leading Platt to raise the possibility of him featuring at the DW Stadium next week.
"David did a bit of running on Thursday and will do a bit more on Friday," said Platt.
"Hopefully he will be back on the training pitch on Saturday."
City will head into their encounter at Wigan on the back of two successive competitive defeats but Platt has dismissed suggestions that Roberto Mancini's side are in a crisis.
"No one expected us to continue winning games without having a difficult moment," said Platt.
"We can't accelerate the season by four months to see how it is going to turn out.
"But we are still in the Carling Cup semi-final and our players are quite capable of turning the situation around, and 19 clubs would like to be where we are in the championship.
"It is not a bad position to be in some crisis."