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Report: Vincent Kompany plays full training match, nearing Manchester City return

The captain is coming back!

Newcastle United v Manchester City - Premier League Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images

Manchester City's captain is almost ready to comeback.

According to a report from the Mirror, Vincent Kompany took part in a 50-minute training match at a City training match behind closed doors at the Academy, and the Belgian reportely played both twenty-five minute halves at high intensity without any setbacks, which is certainly a major boost for Pep Guardiola, who is counting on Kompany to be fully healthy and available to play.

New City signings Ilkay Gundogan and Leroy Sané also played that match and looked in great shape to make their Sky Blue debut in the Derby against Manchester United next Saturday. The two German friends have been training well for the past few weeks, and their fitness levels are now good enough to play against the Reds in eight days.

Kompany will not be ready in time to face United but could be ready to face either Celtic or Barcelona in the Champions League in a few weeks. The Belgian has made just five Premier League appearances in 2016, and hopes to leave his calf issues behind and be a regular starter for Pep Guardiola.

We all know how good Kompany is as a player. He just needs some help from his body.