BARRY READY TO RETURN

The experienced defender of Manchester City, Gareth Barry, is ready to return in the City’s squad after recovering from the injury. The manager of Manchester City, Roberto Mancini, would have been quite relieved by this news. The performance of City’s defense hasn’t been up to the mark in the ongoing season so far, with five goals conceded in three matches. Man City news ran a poll that suggests that 90% of the fans want Barry back in the first team as soon as possible!

BARRY WILL BE FIT

Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry is confident that he can be fit for the start of the new season. The former Aston Villa midfielder injured himself prior to the start of the Euro 2012, which ruled him out of the competition. It was initially thought that that injury was sufficient to keep him out of the start of the new Premier league season. However, Gareth Barry has made sufficient progress in order to be fit for the opening match of the season for Manchester City. The newly crowned Premier league champions will be taking on the newly promoted Southampton.

BARRY STILL HAS FUTURE

England manager Roy Hodgson has said that Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry still has a future with the national team, despite missing out on the Euro 2012 after suffering an injury during the pre-tournament preparations.

BARRY OVERJOYED

Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry has said that he is extremely overjoyed at the Premier league season that just concluded because it has been is best ever season. The 31-year-old managed to lift his first ever Premier league title this season with Manchester City.

MANCINI BACKS BARRY AS CAPTAIN

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has added the name of The Citizens talisman Gareth Barry as a possible candidate for the vacant England captaincy role ahead of the European Championships 2008.

Mancini’s comments come in the wake of the FA’s removal of Chelsea skipper John Terry as the captain of The Three Lions and the subsequent resignation of manager Fabio Capello.

BARRY WORRYING ABOUT TITLE

Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry is worrying about their chances of a title win. City have managed to challenge at the top of the table for the majority of the season so far but have suffered setbacks along the way, including the 1-0 loss to Aston Villa in January.

But Barry is now focused on recording a positive result over Birmingham City on Wednesday night - even though the football odds don't look great.

"After a defeat, it is always important to start winning again really quickly," said Gareth Barry.

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