Robinho looks set to make his comeback for Manchester City against Hull on Saturday, after a three-month absence since suffering a stress fracture of the ankle in August.
City first team coach Eddie Niedzwiecki believes his recent spell training with the Brazilian national side may have helped Robinho’s progress.
“Robi is looking really good,” Niedziwiecki told the Manchester Evening News. “We are pleased, after all the speculation when he went with Brazil, he didn’t play for them because he wasn’t ready.
“He had good training and good treatment with them and has come back to us looking sharper by the day. Things are looking very promising for him in terms of the weekend and he should be up for selection.”