x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

Hughes wants Tevez to rest

Manchester City manager Mark Hughes wants Carlos Tevez to sit out Argentina's friendly against Russia next week.

Carlos Tevez has been recovering from a heel injury.
Carlos Tevez has been recovering from a heel injury.

Manchester City manager Mark Hughes wants Carlos Tevez to sit out Argentina's friendly against Russia next week. Tevez is due to start training following a heel injury and will miss the warm-up game against Rangers at Ibrox tomorrow. Argentina's doctor has been to Carrington to check on Tevez's progress with coach Diego Maradona set to name his squad for the game in Moscow. Hughes is hoping Tevez will be fit for the opening day game at Blackburn and told www.mcfc.co.uk: "We don't think Carlos should play for his international team. We would prefer him to stay back next week.

"The Argentina doctor came over and he'll be speaking to Maradona today. He'll probably want to check and see how Carlos is now. Ideally, I'd prefer that he wasn't selected. He's not trained all preseason. "He had an injury from his last international then banged the same area when he slipped in the shower. "He'll be fine for the start of the season, but he's still not able to put his full weight on it." England midfielder Gareth Barry trained today for the first time in almost a week after a foot injury and is expected to get a run-out against Rangers. * PA Sport