Man City boss confirms injured duo to miss rest of the season

Manchester City have confirmed two of their first team stars will miss the remainder of the 22/23 campaign with injury.
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Both midfielder Laia Aleixandri and goalkeeper Sandy MacIver are unlikely to feature for the club again this season, the Welsh boss confirmed in his pre-match press conference.

Spanish star Aleixandri was forced her off in the 2-1 defeat to Arsenal in early April, while MacIver was forced to withdraw from the recent Lionesses camp and Taylor confirmed the blow ahead of Sunday’s game with West Ham United.

“During and before the break we lost both Sandy and Laia. That’ll be them for the season now. Probably not for the World Cup, she’ll (Sandy MacIver) recover in time for that. The injury is groin/abductor area. It’s something she had while she was here with us and got worse with England” said Taylor.

Spanish star Alexiandri took to her official Instagram page to share her thoughts on the injury, writing: “The season is over for me. I’m not in time to recover before the last league game and be able to help the team. It’s time to help in a different way. I’m focused on recovering well. See you on Sunday fans, let’s go team!”

The City head coach revealed his squad is in good health elsewhere though, revealing a number of players are back in training ahead of the weekend clash.

“The international break was slightly different as we were disappointed not be included in the FA Cup semi-final. That gave us a bit more time, the international break was a nice period to be able to give, especially those on international duty, them a couple days to recover and rest up for the final push. In that respect, it gave us more time.

“The only continuation is Alanna (Kennedy) who has just got an issue. She’s getting that little bit closer. We should hopefully she her by the end of the season. Demi’s (Stokes) back in training. Everyone else is pretty much coming through fine. Alex (Greenwood) and Lauren (Hemp) are okay. We’re in pretty good shape to be fair.”

Manchester City play Paul Konchesky’s Hammers outfit this Sunday, with kick off scheduled at 18:45, knowing a win would lift them to second in the Women’s Super League.