Manchester City recall midfielder Razak from Charlton loan

The 19-year-old made two appearances for the Addicks but has now returned to the North West before his temporary transfer expired in the January transfer window

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.

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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 for 106 minutes in the Capital One Cup third-round tie against Aston Villa.

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