Pep Guardiola has revealed John Stones is fit and will play against Port Vale in the FA Cup.

The 25-year-old has been missing since injuring his hamstring against Manchester United at the beginning of December, but is set to return against the League 2 outfit at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

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“He’s fit for tomorrow,” said Guardiola at his pre-match press conference.

“Step by step, he is getting better. He’s not still top but he’s getting better. He’s good to get minutes for tomorrow.”

The boss, who could well use the third round tie as a chance to blood some youngsters, also spoke about the development of young Eric Garcia, who has deputised at centre-half in Stones’ absence.

You can hear what he had to say in the video above…