Nick Cushing believes former City fan favorite Toni Duggan will receive a warm welcome upon her return to Manchester.

Nick Cushing believes former City fan favorite Toni Duggan will receive a warm welcome upon her return to Manchester.

The forward will grace her old stomping ground when Atletico Madrid visit on Wednesday night in the Champions League Round of 16, having played a key role in helping Cushing’s side to silverware during her time at the Club.

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Cushing spoke fondly of her contribution and believes she will receive a warm reception at the Academy Stadium.

“She’ll have a nice welcome,” he continued. “If you look at Toni’s history here, she’s scored some big goals, played well and won trophies.

“She scored in the Chelsea game to win us the league and scored an important goal away to put us in a position to win the league, for example.

“She’s a fans’ favourite and I hope she’ll get a good welcome.”

City host Atletico Madrid in the Champions League Round of 16 first leg on Wednesday 16 October in a 7pm kick-off. Tickets for all home matches are available online or at the Etihad Stadium Ticket Office, while the game will also be shown live on the Man City for TV app.