Manchester City vs Burton - Benjamin Mendy the only absentee as City host Burton



Posted Tuesday, January 08, 2019 by PA

Manchester City vs Burton - Benjamin Mendy the only absentee as City host Burton

Benjamin Mendy is closing in on a return to first-team action but he will not be able to play against Burton in the Carabao Cup.

The French World Cup winner has been sidelined since knee surgery in November but City manager Pep Guardiola revealed the left-back has returned to light training and is two to three weeks away from a return.

Guardiola has no other injury concerns ahead of Wednesday’s semi-final first leg, with Fabian Delph returning from suspension.

Nigel Clough must check on the fitness of midfielder Stephen Quinn and defender John Brayford.

Quinn was withdrawn 12 minutes into Saturday’s 4-0 win over Rochdale with a groin problem, while Brayford sat out the match with a hamstring injury.

Liam Boyce returned from injury and was among the goalscorers on Saturday, while Scott Fraser and Jamie Allen both came through the match with knocks. Kyle McFadzean (abdomen) and Marvin Sordell (knee) remain sidelined.



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