Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Fer in Potters Frame

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Fer in Potters Frame

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FERNANDINHO is back in training and ready to make his comeback against Stoke on Monday night.

And with David Silva and Raheem Sterling also due to return, City are getting close to having a full squad for the first time this season.

Silva was given compassionate leave to be with his new-born baby this week, but his return will mean the Blues will be close to full strength for the trip to the Bet365 Stadium.

And Sterling, who has also been out with a hamstring injury, is another expected to be back in contention for the trip to Staffordshire.

Brazil midfield star Fernandinho limped out of the Carabao Cup final with a hamstring problem nearly a fortnight ago, and has since missed big league wins over Arsenal and Chelsea, and the Champions League defeat by Basel.

The Blues have made light of the absence of a player who has been key for them this season by going on to beat the Gunners in the final and then picking up six points from two league games. …

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