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Manchester City Receive Double Defensive Injury Boost

Pellegrini may have two key central defenders back for their top-flight encounter at the Hammers this weekend.

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Premier League giants Manchester City have been given a huge lift with the news that captain Vincent Kompany could be back in action way ahead of schedule in time to take his place in the club’s back four for their tricky looking Premier League clash with West Ham United at Upton Park on Saturday, according to reports in the Daily Mirror.

The experienced Belgium international suffered a grade one tear in his calf in the north-west club’s last top-flight encounter before the recent international break, with Kompany being forced off during their 3-1 win over Everton at Eastlands.

And initially, City’s medical staff ruled the centre back out of action for at least a four-week period with the problem, seemingly presenting new head coach Manuel Pellegrini with a defensive crisis to resolve going into this weekend’s round of league fixtures.

The Chilean is still waiting for central defender Martin Demichelis to also get back to full fitness himself after a knee injury that has prevented the Argentina international from making his City debut following his £3.5 million arrival from Liga outfit Atletico de Madrid on transfer deadline day last month.

However, it now appears as though both defenders could be back in time for the trip to Upton Park.

 

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