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Hot shot Aguero to give Manchester City injury boost for Champions League clash

Sergio Aguero
Sergio Aguero

By Steve Simpson

Sergio Aguero has handed Manchester City a fitness boost ahead of the Champions League quarter-final first leg at Tottenham.

Top scorer Aguero has not played since he went off injured during the 2-0 victory against Fulham last month but he is now back in training.

It is welcome news for boss Pep Guardiola especially after City laboured to a 1-0 win over Brighton without him in the FA Cup semi-final on Saturday.

The City squad stayed in London after the Wembley showdown, a decision Guardiola hopes will prove to be beneficial.

"I don't know how fresh we are, I never know before. In the FA Cup we could have been better," he added.

"Now all eight teams are contenders. It's the first leg against a tough opponent and we will give it a good go.

"This team has shown they are incredibly focused playing every three days, that's why we are here.

"We stayed in London to avoid airports, waking up earlier, one hour more, on the bus or the plane.

"We've been out, had lunch together, and it gives us more time to speak and to prepare."

Full-back Kyle Walker is also expected to be available for the Spurs clash despite going off injured against Brighton.

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