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Pep Guardiola has revealed Taylor Harwood-Bellis has made the step up to the first-team squad following the injuries to Aymeric Laporte and John Stones.

The 17-year-old featured during our preseason tour of Asia but has played for the Elite Development Squad since returning home.

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However, Guardiola says he is now part of the senior set-up and refused to rule out utilising the youngster in Tuesday’s Carabao Cup tie at Preston North End.

“From now on, he will train with us,” said the City boss.

“Whether he will play or not, we’ll see.

“The guys from the Academy spoke really well about him before preseason.

“I saw in preseason. He is aggressive, he wins duels, he pays attention. “