Kyle Walker and Nathan Ake return to the Manchester City squad in a huge boost for the European champions

Manchester City has been boosted by the return to the matchday squad of Kyle Walker and Nathan Ake. The pair have been named on the bench for today’s crucial Premier League clash with Luton Town.

Joe Bray reported the news of the return of Kyle Walker and Nathan Ake for Manchester Evening News. It has come as a surprise to see the pair return to the City squad for today’s match. No timeline had been set for their return, and Pep Guardiola had spoken of how fatigued his squad has become this season. The City manager told the media pre-game that the world champions had adjusted their training schedule to combat injuries and fatigue amongst the Manchester City squad.

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Given that Manchester City is still in contention on three fronts this season, the return of Ake and Walker is a huge boost. The treble winners have appeared light on numbers recently, especially in defence. With two key players on the comeback trail, it should allow Pep Guardiola to rotate his squad. That ability could be a crucial component as the champions seek to defend the treble they won last season.

Attention will now shift to today’s game to see whether Kyle Walker or Nathan Ake will play a part in today’s game against Luton Town. Given their long injury layoffs, they may not be risked depending on how today’s game pans out.

But with Real Madrid next on the schedule, it may be necessary for Kyle Walker to get some minutes today. With his experience and pace, he could have a crucial role to play up against Vinicius Junior against Real Madrid. Ake’s versatility is a crucial weapon for Pep Guardiola. He is an unsung hero for the world champions. The return of the pair is a huge boost for Manchester City as they attack the business end of the season.

Tags English Premier League Etihad Stadium Joe Bray Kyle Walker Luton Town Manchester City Manchester Evening News Nathan Ake Pep Guardiola Real Madrid UEFA Champions League Vinicius Junior