Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Stones and Jesus in Contention for Cherries Clash

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Stones and Jesus in Contention for Cherries Clash

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JOHN Stones, Fabian Delph and Gabriel Jesus are back in training for City ahead of today's trip to Bournemouth.

But Pep Guardiola will have to do without Aymeric Laporte and Fernandinho until after the international break at least.

Laporte and Fernandinho both picked up injuries during City's Carabao Cup final win over Chelsea last weekend, with the former withdrawn at half-time due to a hamstring injury and the latter limping off late on with a muscle problem.

Guardiola is hoping that Fernandinho will be back after the international break, when City travel to Fulham on March 30, but Laporte may be a little further behind the Brazilian.

Asked about the fitness of that duo, Guardiola said: "I don't know. I think after international break for Fernandinho, maybe Aymeric a few days later. …

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