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‘Fit and firing Aguero crucial for season run in' says Goater

Shaun Goater says Sergio Aguero’s return couldn’t be better timed as City move into the final third of the season.

The Club’s record goal-scorer has been absent for most of the season after suffering a knee injury and then testing positive for Coronavirus.

The Argentine has sat on the bench for the past three games as an unused sub with Pep Guardiola promising Sergio’s “time is coming”.

Speaking on We’re Not Really Here, former City striker Goater said: “When Sergio does come back into things, it will be at the right time.

“He has a different DNA to all of us.

Aguero for me is a player that I feel we have to see in the team because he’s a natural goal-scorer.

“When he gets back and is playing games consistently, he’s just on another level. The rotation is so important at this stage of the season.”

Paul Dickov agreed that Aguero’s return gives the forward line a different dimension.

The former City and Scotland star believes the carefully managed return of Aguero is part of Pep’s masterplan for the back end of the campaign.


“We’re all desperate to see him back on the pitch but Pep’s wrapped him up in cotton wool at the moment,” said Dickov.

“He’s probably looking at the bigger picture towards the end of the season.”

Dickov also says the return of Kevin De Bruyne will ft in nicely when Aguero does start featuring in the starting line-up again.

He says the understanding the pair have built over the past six years can add another level to City’s attacking threat.

“For me, having De Bruyne back means Sergio will fit right back in, because he makes the runs and KDB gets the balls into the box,” said Dickov.

“It’s almost telepathic between the two. Once Sergio is fit and firing, he gets into any team.”

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