Laporte joins Man City training; Pep impressed

Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte has returned to training after knee surgery.

City boss Pep Guardiola said it could be the middle of next month before Laporte was available again.

However the Spain international’s presence at the open section of City’s training session ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League game with Borussia Dortmund suggests Guardiola’s assessment may have been pessimistic.

Kyle Walker was the only senior City player absent from training as prolific new striker Erling Haaland prepares to play against his old club for the first time.

Today, Guardiola said Laporte looked good in training and will be in contention after this month’s international break.