Man City vs Dortmund: Latest on Kyle Walker as fellow defender returns to training

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The latest surrounding the availability of Man City’s squad ahead of their Champions clash with Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday.

Manchester City are expected to be without Kyle Walker for their Champions League group stage game against Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday evening.

The experienced full-back was not spotted in training on Tuesday morning and is now likely to miss Wednesday’s game due to injury.

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Walker, who is a regular for the Sky Blues at right-back, was substituted late-on in City’s 1-1 draw with Aston Villa on September 3 after suffering a knock.

He also missed the Sky Blues’ 4-0 win over Sevilla last week in their Champions League opener.

However, one a positive note, Aymeric Laporte was spotted in full training and took part in the session.

The centre-back hasn’t featured for City so far this season after suffering a knee injury at the latter stages of last campaign, which required surgery in the summer.

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He was a regular in Pep Guardiola’s side in the Sky Blues’ Premier League title-winning season last time out, making 44 appearances in all competitions and scoring four goals.

His return will be a huge boost for Guardiola, who has had a season full of injuries to defenders, including Nathan Ake, John Stones and Walker.

Stones was also seen training after he didn’t feature in City’s win over Sevilla due to a minor injury and could be part of Guardiola’s plans on Wednesday.

The Englishman, who has provided two assists so far this season, has played a rotational role with Ake and deadline day signing Manuel Akanji in recent games, especially with the absence of Laporte.

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