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Pep Guardiola provides Sergio Aguero and Aymeric Laporte fitness updates ahead of Aston Villa

Pep Guardiola provides Sergio Aguero and Aymeric Laporte fitness updates ahead of Aston Villa

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Sergio Aguero and Aymeric Laporte will again miss Manchester City match when they face Aston Villa at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday.

However, French defender Laporte – who has not played for the Cityzens since the Carabao Cup quarter-final win at Arsenal before Christmas – could be in line for a return to the side in the FA Cup fourth round tie at Cheltenham on Saturday.

Head coach Pep Guardiola also said that Aguero, who has been self-isolating after coming into contact with someone who tested positive for Covid-19, is still not in a position to return to training.

“He is not ready for tomorrow, he is still self isolating,” said Guardiola when asked about the club’s all-time top goalscorer.

On Lamporte, City boss said:

“He is at the last step. He is not ready for tomorrow, but he is training with us. Yesterday was the first one, today was the second.”

Asked is he could play at Cheltenham, Guardiola said: “Hopefully. That would be good news. We need him.

“We don’t know which players will be available, tomorrow we will see the lineup but the quality they have shown this season has been incredible.

“That is our only concern. We know in this league you are able to win five games in a row and lose three games in a row.”

Source- Manchester Evening News

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