Raheem Sterling’s return to training Peps up Guardiola prior to Premier League clash with West Ham
- Raheem Sterling has returned to training after a hamstring injury
- The England attacker took part in a light session on Tuesday morning
- Sterling will race to return for the Champions League meeting with Real Madrid
Raheem Sterling boosted Manchester City by returning to practice on Tuesday, improving his chances of meeting Real Madrid next week.
The 25-year-old attacker suffered a hamstring problem during the defeat in Tottenham earlier this month and had reserved the Champions League final-16 first leg as a target for his comeback.
He has participated in light training on Tuesday, although he does not yet have to complete a full session with the Pep Guardiola team. His return is a big positive with City also in the hope that Leroy Sane will be available this week.
Raheem Sterling boosted Manchester City by returning to training on Tuesday
City plays West Ham tonight at Etihad Stadium for a trip to Leicester on Saturday.
Guardiola will face questions for the first time tonight since UEFA banned the club for two years for breaches of Financial Fair Play.
West Ham boss David Moyes says he can “get more than confident” from his club without relegation, but complained about the loss of valuable preparation time caused by the rescheduling of tonight’s game.
The Manchester trip ended their two-week mid-season vacation early after Storm Ciara forced the postponement of the original game on February 9.
Despite the fact that he only won once since he returned to the club, Moyes said: “The players are more than capable and we have a good group. We were looking forward to a week’s preparation and a bit of work with the players, but that has clearly been taken away from us because the game comes in much faster. “
David Moyes says he is “more than confident” that he can drag West Ham without relegation