JOHAN Elmander returns to the side at the Reebok in his final appearance for Wanderers.

The out-of-contract striker, who looks set to join Galatasaray in the summer, comes in for the injured Fabrice Muamba (hamstring).

Teenage midfielder Josh Vela is named among the substitutes for the first time after impressing with the reserves as Owen Coyle’s men look to end a run of four successive defeats.

Wanderers: Jaaskelainen, Steinsson, Robinson, Cahill, Taylor, Elmander, Gardner, Knight, K Davies, Sturridge, Lee. Subs: Bogdan, Petrov, Klasnic, Rodrigo, Cohen, Wheater, Vela.

Manchester City: Hart, Kompany, Lescott, Richards, Boyata, De Jong, Barry, Toure, Johnson, Silva, Tevez. Subs: Given, Zabaleta, Wabara, Vieira, Milner, Dzeko, Balotelli.