English Premiership

Mendy set for City return

2019-03-29 09:51
Benjamin Mendy (Supplied)

Cape Town - Benjamin Mendy recently spent time at a Dubai fitness camp and could now return to playing action this weekend against Fulham.

The Manchester City and France left-back has been plagued by injuries and has made a total of just 24 appearances since his £50m arrival from Monaco in the summer of 2017.

Mendy came on as a late substitute in the Carabao Cup win over Burton Albion back in January - following an earlier two month lay-off with a knee problem.

The France World Cup winner also missed the majority of last season after suffering a cruciate knee ligament injury, which has only added to boss Pep Guardiola's frustration this time around.

Mendy has used the recent international break to fine-tune his fitness and will be assessed in training ahead of the Saturday lunchtime kick-off at Craven Cottage.

The best he can probably expect is a place on the bench against the relegation-threatened Cottagers, which would see the Citizens return to the Premier League summit with a victory, ahead of Liverpool hosting Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.

City remain in the hunt for a quadruple of trophies, however, so Mendy's availability once again will certainly boost towards those efforts at the Etihad.


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