Guardiola provides injury update ahead of Wolves trip

Pep Guardiola says he doesn’t know if Kyle Walker will be available for City’s game against Wolves this weekend.

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The England right-back suffered an injury against Aston Villa a fortnight ago, forcing him to miss Champions League games against Sevilla and Borussia Dortmund.

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The boss will assess Walker’s condition on Friday afternoon before deciding if he is ready for the trip to Molineux.

“Kyle is better, but I don’t know if he’s ready for tomorrow,” Guardiola said.

“We will see this afternoon.

“Aymer is back in training but not ready and Kalvin Phillips (who returned midweek) is a bit better.”

Although City won 5-1 away to Wolves last season, the City boss believes this game is one of the toughest on the calendar and is expecting a tough test on Saturday lunchtime.

He also says Wolves have changed their style of play under Bruno Lage, for good reason – and their position in the table (14th) does not reflect how well they have played.

“It’s a completely different team from previous seasons,” said Pep.

“They used to play five in defense with Conor Coady, now they play four.

“I’m really impressed with the way they play. Their position in the table is due to the fact that football is unpredictable and sometimes you don’t get what you deserve.

“They have a lot of good things, like centre-backs doing a good process; they have amazing runners and a lot of talent.

“They are huge competitors with the Portuguese mentality they have.

“(They are) one of the toughest teams we’ve faced in recent seasons and we need to be prepared because they’ve had the whole week to prepare for this game.”

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