Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2015 Sport Vinny's Now Fit for Purpose - Pelle

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2015 Sport Vinny's Now Fit for Purpose - Pelle

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CITY are confident a fully-fit Vincent Kompany can lead them to glory this season.

The skipper has epitomised the Blues this year. Two goals and five clean sheets were significant contributions to their imperious start to the campaign.

And as the centre-back's fitness started to fail him, so did the team's form in his absence.

It has been six weeks since Kompany was last seen in a City shirt, when Manuel Pellegrini was still annoyed with the player turning out for Belgium.

The manager hopes the subsequent period has been beneficial for all.

"Vincent has had a long recovery. We hope that he will not have more problems in the future.

"It is very difficult to know if he will have them or not but we are going to be optimistic and hope we can have the captain for the rest of the season.

"It was an injury that we discussed at that moment. …

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