Pep Guardiola has given an update on the fitness of several players ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League clash with FC Copenhagen.

The boss briefly gave the latest news on Rodrigo – who missed Sunday’s 6-3 Manchester derby win over United – and Kyle Walker who was forced off before half-time at the weekend.


“We will train this afternoon and we will know exactly,” said Pep when asked who was available for FC Copenhagen.

“Rodri feels better, but Kyle, I think is out. But we have training later.”

Guardiola confirmed last Friday that he expected John Stones to miss no more than a couple of weeks after the defender was injured while on duty with England.

There was also more encouraging news on Kalvin Phillips who recently underwent surgery on his shoulder.

Pep, who suggested Phillips may be fit for the World Cup later this year, was asked if the former Leeds United star might be available for City before the tournament.

“I hope so. I hope for him and the national team,” he said.

“But I am not a physio – the doctor told me he is doing good.”

When pressed whether that could mean a potential return in a fortnight or so, the boss quipped: “In the summer I will take a licence to become a doctor!”