Manchester City stars Raheem Sterling and David Silva remain doubts for Saturday’s Premier League clash away to Leicester City, manager Pep Guardiola has confirmed on the club’s official website.
The England international picked up a hamstring injury in City’s defeat to Tottenham earlier this month and missed the side’s 2-0 victory over West Ham United in the week.
Sterling took part in Friday’s training session and is in the latter stages of his recovery.
The devastating City attacker is set to undergo a late fitness test along with Silva, who picked up a knock in the victory against West Ham.
Silva also participated in Friday’s training session and the issue that forced him off on Wednesday is not a serious one.
City winger Leroy Sane is still not match fit and is not in contention for the trip to third-placed Leicester.
“All of them are okay, not 100 percent some of them. David was smart, intelligent to come off for the last minutes [against West Ham]. Raheem is in the latter stages [of his recovery]. He’s getting better. Leroy is good as well, but, of course, he needs a little more time after six months out.”Pep Guardiola’s injury update
Guardiola can also call upon the services of Oleksandr Zinchenko, who is available again after serving a one-match suspension thanks to the red card he picked up against Spurs.
The Foxes are just four points and one place behind Manchester City – a statistic that sums up their respective seasons so far.
City were also hit with a two-year ban from the Champions League recently and Guardiola will be hoping that his players can brush that aside to focus on what promises to be an engrossing clash against Leicester.
The reverse fixture ended in a 3-1 victory in December to the Citizens, with Jamie Vardy scoring the sole Foxes’ goal – the leading scorer in the league hasn’t found the net since then.
City will have one eye on their Champions League glamour tie against Real Madrid and a victory here would boost their confidence going into the first leg.