Men's Team

Injury update: Guardiola on De Bruyne and Ake fitness

Pep Guardiola says Nathan Ake could feature against West Ham United after recovering from a muscle injury.

The Dutch defender has returned to full training after missing the last three games with a thigh injury.

Kevin De Bruyne looks less likely to line-up against the Hammers having not trained with the squad ahead of Tuesday’s late afternoon session.

De Bruyne was substituted towards the end of City’s 4-1 win over Arsenal last week after reportedly indicating to the bench that he felt a twinge in his leg.

The Belgian was unavailable for the trip to Fulham and faces a race against time to play against West Ham.

“Nathan trained yesterday and feels good,” said Guardiola.

“Kevin’s started to move but didn’t train with the team - we have training in a few hours, and we’ll see how they feel.”

There were no fresh injury reports at Guardiola’s pre-West Ham press conference.