Manchester City have been handed a major injury boost as manager Pep Guardiola confirmed both Vincent Kompany and John Stones are fit and available for selection ahead of Sunday’s Premier League clash with Huddersfield Town.
“He (Stones) had a little problem but he made a perfect training session and is ready for the day after tomorrow,” Guardiola confirmed at Friday’s press conference.
Stones has been linked with a move away from the Etihad after struggling with injuries all season, with Guardiola reportedly having run out of patience with the young English defender.
“The main target for the players is the World Cup because the Premier League is done. But the best way to arrive at World Cup is to play good in these three games. We want to finish high.”
“(John) is progressing good. He’s training good and is ready,” the Catalan tactician added.
And while Sergio Aguero won’t be playing for City again this season after suffering a knee injury, the Argentine is on the mend and the his manager expects him to recover in time for the World Cup.
“I have had information from (Dr Ramon) Cugat that he will arrive okay (at the World Cup),” Guardiola revealed on the topic of the Argentine hitman’s injury.
City, despite having wrapped up the Premier League title with five games to spare, are expected to finish the season strong as they are in contention to break numerous records.
They have three games left:
- Huddersfield Town (H), May 06
- Brighton & Hove Albion (H), May 09
- Southampton (A), May 13
Under Guardiola, the Sky Blues have enjoyed possibly their greatest-ever season as they romped to a Premier League and Carabao Cup double, playing some breathtaking football along the way.