Skipper Kompany set for Man City comeback

Manchester City have been dealt a late boost to their season with defender Vincent Kompany set for a return to first team action, says ESPN.co.uk.

The City skipper featured for the entirety of Belgium’s match against Macedonia on Tuesday night, helping his side to a 1-0 win thanks to Eden Hazard’s strike.

Kompany had spent two months on the sidelines having picked up a calf injury in the FA Cup fourth round victory over Stoke City in January.

But, after several setbacks, it now seems likely that the 26-year-old will be recalled to Roberto Mancini’s starting XI for the visit of Newcastle United to the Etihad Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

City could also be given another lift if forward Sergio Aguero also proves his fitness in time for the weekend.

The Argentinean frontman has not played this month because of a knee injury, leaving Edin Dzeko and Carlos Tevez as City’s only fit first-team strikers.

Aguero didn’t feature in his country’s matches against Venezuela and Bolivia but is back in full training, sparking hopes of a return to Premier League action.

The duo’s comeback will be warmly welcomed by Manchester City, whose 2-0 defeat at Everton saw Manchester United stretch their lead at the top of the Premier League to 15 points.

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