Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Boss Expects Kompany to Finish the Season Strong

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Boss Expects Kompany to Finish the Season Strong

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PEP Guardiola is banking on Vincent Kompany's start to 2017 to carry him through the rest of the campaign without any further problems.

The City defender has been plagued with injury since long before the Catalan showed up at the Etihad, and has added to his catalogue of injuries this season.

A muscle tweak in training before the FA Cup match at Huddersfield resigned the Belgian to another spell on the sidelines, but Guardiola is hopeful the player's prolonged fitness before then means he will be quickly able to contribute.

"I think it must not be easy for him, I understand completely," he said.

"Last time was in the training session was nothing, it wasn't serious.

"He's in the last process. On Thursday he trained with us, his first training session so he's ready to come back. …

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