Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany could make a return to first-team football on Wednesday night against West Brom after recovering from a thigh injury he suffered in the club’s 3-1 win over Everton in October.
The 27-year-old defender, who has missed ten games on the sideline, has been selected by coach Manuel Pellegrini for the trip to the Hawthorn. He has been partaking in full training sessions.
City’s Chilean coach has been full of praise for the Belgian but admits his side’s defence has fared well enough in his absence, despite losing away to Sunderland and Chelsea.
“In the last five (domestic) games just Sunderland have scored one goal (against us). In all the others we have had clean sheets,” said Pellegrini.
“So the other defenders can do it as well, but Vincent is always an important player.”