Manchester City midfielder James Milner to see toe specialist


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Manchester City midfielder James Milner will see a specialist today after missing yesterday's 1-1 draw against Arsenal with a toe problem.

The England international has been on the fringes of things for City this season, making only one Barclays Premier League start and another late appearance as a substitute but he remains a valuable member of boss Roberto Mancini's squad.

The Italian admits he does not know how long Milner might be out for, saying: "Milner has a problem in his toe. He has pain. He will see a specialist on Monday and after that we'll decide what to do."

Defender Maicon also missed yesterday's clash after taking a kick in Tuesday's defeat by Real Madrid and will miss tomorrow's Capital One Cup tie against Aston Villa.