John Stones is back in contention for Man City’s Champions League clash with Dortmund after recovering from a minor knock – but they remain without Aymeric Laporte and Kyle Walker, reveals Pep Guardiola
- Man City will face Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League on Wednesday
- Defender John Stones is back in contention after recovering from a minor knock
- The England international missed out on their 4-0 victory over Sevilla last week
- Fellow defenders Aymeric Laporte and Kyle Walker will miss out on the clash
England defender John Stones is back in contention for Manchester City’s Champions League clash with Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday.
Stones missed last week’s opening Group G victory at Sevilla with a minor knock but has trained ahead of this week’s encounter at the Etihad Stadium.
Fellow centre-back Aymeric Laporte was also involved as he continues his recovery from knee surgery, but the game will come too soon, while right-back Kyle Walker is still sidelined.
Defender John Stones missed last week’s Champions League victory at Sevilla with a knock
Centre-back Aymeric Laporte (left) and right-back Kyle Walker (right) will both miss out on the Borussia Dortmund clash
Manager Pep Guardiola revealed during his pre-match press conference: ‘John is training. Kyle isn’t but John is fit.’
Laporte is yet to feature this season having played through pain in the closing games of last season and then had his operation in the summer.
Guardiola said: ‘It was his first training session today but he looks good. He moves really well.
Boss Pep Guardiola provided an injury update on his squad ahead of the Dortmund clash
‘I spoke with the doctor. He needs a little more volume on his leg but in general he is going really well and we are happy for that.’
Tuesday’s game will see Erling Haaland, who has made a stunning impact since joining City this summer, and fellow new signings Sergio Gomez and Manuel Akanji face their former club.
Guardiola said: ‘They know these players better than I know Dortmund players, that’s for sure.
‘They can get that benefit but we’ll see tomorrow if it’s an advantage or disadvantage, but these three know the qualities of the Dortmund players too.’
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