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City recall midfielder Razak

By Football News



Manchester City have recalled midfielder Abdul Razak from his loan spell with Championship side Charlton.

The Ivorian had been due to stay in London until the New Year but has had his temporary transfer cut short by the defending Premier League champions.

The decision comes with City missing first-team midfielders Javi Garcia, who has not featured since damaging his thigh against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League, and Jack Rodwell, who picked up a hamstring problem while on international duty with the England Under-21s.

Razak made two appearances for Chris Powell's team after completing his switch at the end of September, making his debut against Blackpool earlier in October before being substituted at half-time in the 1-0 defeat to Barnsley two weeks later.

The 19-year-old has made one league appearance in each of his three seasons with City and featured in the League Cup third-round tie against Aston Villa.

The former Crystal Palace youth player made his debut for the Ivory Coast in August in a friendly against Russia.