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Sunday August 30, 2009Micah Set for 100th Premier League Start

By William Wood | In General

Micah is in line to make his 100th Premier League start for Manchester City in the side’s encounter with Portsmouth at Fratton Park on Sunday.

The young defender – who only turned 21 in June – has become a regular feature of City’s first-team, rising to prominence since making his debut against Arsenal in 2005.

The Leeds-born player remains the youngest-ever defender to play for the England senior team after making his debut at the age of 17, and he is currently City manager Mark Hughes’ first-choice right-back.

Given the demands of competitive top-flight football, the achievement – in such a short period of time – is all the more impressive, and the youngster is hopeful of many more successes in the future.

“To have made 100 starts in the Premier League alone for City is a great achievement and I’m honoured to be a part of this club,” Micah told MicahRichards.com.

“These are exciting times for everybody involved with the club, from the players, the staff and the fans, and I hope to be a part of the project to make City the biggest club in the world.

“It’s just about taking it game by game, and while these sort of records are brilliant, you have to just focus on the now.

“A massive thank you goes to the City fans who have supported me throughout, and I hope to repay them over the coming years.”