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Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany poised for early return

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Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has returned to full training with the club after nearly seven weeks out with a thigh injury.

The Belgium international was seen today training with the first team squad for the first time since his injury as they prepare ahead of Wednesday's Champions League clash with Viktoria Pilsen at the Etihad.

The 27-year-old picked up a thigh injury during the first half of Manchester City's 3-1 home win against Everton on 5th October and was originally expected to be ruled out until early December at the earliest.

The former Hamburg defender has so far been plagued by injuries this season and as a result has been limited to only making six appearances for last season's Premier League runners up.

Despite looking sharp during his participation in the session Manuel Pellegrini has revealed that the centre-back will not feature against the Czech Champions but hinted that he could play a part in Saturday's home Premier League game against Swansea.

"Vincent began working with the squad the squad this week. I think next week he will be fit to play, but he won't be involved tomorrow night," Pellegrini said in his pre-match press conference earlier today.

Never-less Pellegrini will be sweating that Kompany is fully fit ahead of next months nine fixtures as his side face crucial home games against league leaders Arsenal and second place Liverpool in the Premier League, whilst traveling to the Germany to play Bayern Munich in their final group game in the Champions League.

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