Manchester City are positive about the prospects that Phil Foden will return against Wolves on Saturday
Manchester City are positive about the prospects of Phil Foden returning against Wolves on Saturday after the attacker limped in the Champions League mid-week.
- Phil Foden was substituted early Tuesday night in Manchester City’s defeat
- The 21-year-old attacker limped halfway through the 2-1 defeat at RB Leipzig
- But City are confident to appeal to him in their next game against Wolves on Saturday
- They hope UEFA doesn’t increase Kyle Walker’s one-match suspension for his red card
Manchester City are confident to call up Phil Foden against Wolves after an ankle injury mid-week.
Foden’s knock was evident in the opening moments of Tuesday’s Champions League defeat to RB Leipzig before being substituted for Raheem Sterling at halftime.
The 21-year-old suffered an ankle problem during his international service last month and appeared to exacerbate the problem when he played for an hour against Everton on November 21.
Manchester City expect striker Phil Foden, 21, to be in the running to face Wolves on Saturday
Foden limped during halftime on Tuesday after an ankle injury against RB Leipzig in Germany
Foden sat out the next two games before returning to City’s bench at Aston Villa last week, with the trip to Leipzig making his second appearance back.
Pep Guardiola removed the attacker as a precaution in Leipzig and there is an expectation that the England international will come into the manager’s mind when Wolves visit the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.
The back injury that forced Nathan Ake out late in the game is not considered a cause for concern and the central half will likely be available for selection.
The news is a boost for City, who topped the Premier League for the first time this season with a win over Watford.
City hope UEFA doesn’t increase Kyle Walker’s one-match suspension for his red card against Leipzig
They are anxiously awaiting, however, whether UEFA will increase the one-match suspension given to Kyle Walker after his red card in Germany.
Walker kicked out striker Andre Silva in what UEFA considers a ‘rough game’, with the governing body ready to discuss the right-back’s case when they meet again.
UEFA have the option to increase the suspension, as they did with Manchester United’s Aaron Wan-Bissaka after being sent off from Young Boys earlier in the group stage.
That could lead to Walker missing both legs of City’s last-16 draw. The draw for the knockouts, which will start in February, will take place in Nyon on Monday.