Both forward Phil Foden and fullback Kyle Walker took part in full first team training yesterday, meaning that Manchester City now have a fully fit squad ahead of their Premier League fixture at Crystal Palace on Saturday. Foden trained without any discomfort or noticeable issues, as he previously admitted to having suffered an injury to his foot in the 2-0 win over Newcastle on Saturday.
Manager Pep Guardiola gave his team Sunday and Monday off, and that rest and relaxation appears to have done Foden very well, as he’s now fully recovered.
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As for Walker, he’s been in and out of the treatment room this season, as he’s battled various injuries. With his return, plus that of Phil Foden, Pep will now have no selection issues for the time being.
That’s because defenders John Stones and Aymeric Laporte, two recent long term injury absentees, came back into the matchday squad against the Geordies so they are now back in the mix for the busy week ahead.
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