Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Blues to Pep Up Defence

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Blues to Pep Up Defence

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CITY manager Pep Guardiola has revealed the Blues need to consider buying another defender in January.

Guardiola, pictured, admits City have a 'real problem' following an injury to John Stones marred Saturday's win at Leicester.

The 23-year-old was substituted after suffering a hamstring injury in the first half of City's 2-0 win at the King Power Stadium. Stones could now miss 11 games if the injury is as bad as feared with Guardiola suggesting he could be out for up to six weeks.

City were already without the suspended Nicolas Otamendi against the Foxes and recalled captain Vincent Kompany for the match.

Guardiola was impressed by Kompany's display against Leicester but acknowledged the Blues need to look at strengthening their defensive line to compete on all fronts. …

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