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Vincent Kompany’s injury situation is improving and Pep Guardiola has revealed the defender should be ready to return to his squad sooner rather than later.

However, the Catalan indicated that Saturday’s Premier League clash with West Brom may come too soon for his skipper, who is nursing a muscular problem.

“Vincent travelled to Barcelona and visited Ramon Cutgat to see how his injury is,” said Guardiola.

“It is much better. In the next ten days he will be coming back.”

City were forced to play 120 minutes in their midweek Carabao Cup tie against Wolves and consequently the manager says it remains to be seen as to how this will impact his selection for the trip to The Hawthorns.

“We were so tired,” he explained.

“We had a few problems with some kicks and it was demanding for us, but we’ve made a recovery and the players had the day off yesterday.

“Now they are coming back and we will see how they are.”

Meanwhile, Pep has called for his side to be calm and not get carried away with their fine start to the season, which saw them register a Club-record 12th  consecutive victory against Wolves.

City sit unbeaten at the top of the Premier League and also in the Champions League Group F, but the Blues’ boss reiterated that success can only be judged at the campaign's conclusion.

“We started the same way this year as last season,” reflected Guardiola.

“Last Tuesday, we realised how difficult it is to win games. We have to be calm and focus.

“We have to take it game by game and we’ll analyse what happens at the end of the season.”

Watch the video above to see what else the boss had to say ahead of City's clash with West Brom...