Man City stalwart set to return

Vincent Kompany is set to return to the Manchester City first team squad for their trip to West Brom, reports Sky Sports.

The club captain has been out injured for two months with a thigh injury, and Manuel Pellegrini’s side have struggled defensively in his absence, losing four Premier League away games.

The former Malaga manager has been forced to chop and change his centre back pairings, with Matija Nastasic, Martin Demichelis and Joleon Lescott all covering.

And midfielder Yaya Toure, who has captained the side in his absence, believes that the return of Kompany will help the team rediscover their winning habit on the road.

“It’s a big test for us because we need to change this run and try to be at the top,” Toure told reporters. “These couple of weeks we have shown how strong we are at home, but in this Premier League you have to do the business away as well.

“We have to stay close to the big rivals. Arsenal and Chelsea are doing well and they win away as well as home, that’s the difference.

“I hope the team can do well against West Brom and Southampton and I think it’s going to be fine. Our captain Vincent Kompany is coming back and everything will settle down.”

City travel to West Brom on Wednesday on the back of two straight Premier League wins that have seen them score nine goals without reply.


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