Injury hit Man City recall Youngster

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini

Manchester City have taken steps to bolster their depleted squad by recalling 19 year old midfielder Abdul Razak from his loan spell at London club Charlton.

As injuries are mounting fast for the Champions – including those to Javi Garcia and Rodwell, Mancini faced little choice but to sanction the return of the Ivorian midfielder well before his loan was set to expire in January.

With Razak only featuring twice for Charlton since his move in September it remains to be seen how bigger part he will play in a squad dubbed “tired” by their manager after their win over, given that the player can at best be described as a bit part player during his previous three seasons at the Manchester club.

Despite this, the youngster is now set for a chance at the Champions and will be looking to live up to the tag of “a first teamer of the future.” Mancini’s men are currently looking at an uphill battle to get out of their Champions League group of death and with the games coming thick and fast every member of the squad is required.

Numerous reports are however claiming that Charlton will be returning with a second loan proposition for the player in January should City be prepared to let him leave a second time in order to gain first team experience, with Razak previously claiming he is “ready for the tough league” after three previous spells in the Championship.