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BOOST! Key Manchester City duo in line to return against Stoke

first_img1 Manuel Pellegrini is hopeful Joe Hart and Sergio Aguero will return for Manchester City’s trip to Stoke on Saturday.Hart missed Saturday’s Premier League win over Southampton with a hamstring injury, while Aguero was forced off in the game with a heel problem.The duo were both absent from the squad for Tuesday night’s 4-1 Capital One Cup quarter-final win over Hull, but Pellegrini expects to have them both back soon.“Kun has a pain in his heel. He is improving and we will see tomorrow or Thursday if he can play on Saturday,” said the City boss.“Joe Hart can be fit, I am not sure for Saturday but if not for Tuesday [against Borussia Monchengladbach in the Champions League].“Fernando [also] has a small problem but I think can play on Saturday.”Vincent Kompany and Pablo Zabaleta will again miss out against Stoke, but City will have David Silva available after the Spaniard made his first start in two months against Hull.The playmaker helped City book their place in the semi-finals of the Capital One Cup and Pellegrini is delighted to have him back.“The most important thing was to qualify for the semi-final but after that it was important for David to have 80 minutes after a long injury,” said the Chilean. Joe Hart last_img read more