Football: Clough in contention

Nigel Clough rejoins the Manchester City squad for the first time in nearly four months for today's Nartionwide First Division visit of Stoke, after the collapse of his proposed transfer to Nottingham Forest.

Dalian Atkinson, the former Aston Villa forward, may also have the chance to press for a permanent transfer to Maine Road after being released by the Turkish club, Fenerbahce.

Bolton, the runaway leaders, are taking nothing for granted at Norwich. Colin Todd is warning against complacency. "We are in the driving seat, but we aren't there yet," the Bolton manager warned.

Keith Branagan is carrying a groin strain but will play at Carrow Road, although Bolton will be missing Gudni Bergsson while the midfielder Jamie Pollock is also absent.