Manchester City were handed a massive injury boost ahead of their clash against Paris Saint-Germain in the quarter-finals of the Champions League on Wednesday (6 April) after Manuel Pellegrini confirmed the availability of Joe Hart, who has been sidelined since the game against Manchester United on 20 March. The goalkeeper sustained a calf muscle strain and his availability will be a big advantage as they face a tough test against the Ligue 1 champions.
The Premier League big guns will be keen to progress and make the semi-finals of the Champions League for the first time in the club's history. Moreover, it is also their best chance of winning silverware this season, as they are out of the running in the domestic league and also have a fight on their hands for fourth place with the Red Devils and West Ham United in fifth and sixth place respectively.
However, it was not all good news for the Chilean manager as Yaya Toure missed the training session ahead of the game, and Pellegrini has confirmed that the Ivorian midfielder, who has not played since the Manchester Derby, is still out with a knee injury. He will be a big miss as they travel to Parc des Princes for the first leg of the last-8 tie.
"Hart has worked without any problem in the last day. He has had medical and physical tests and has no problems to play," Pellegrini told a press conference at the Parc des Princes, as quoted on City's official site.
"Yaya has a problem with his knee so he is not able to play," the former Malaga and Real Madrid manager added.
Fabian Delph, meanwhile, should be fit to take part after returning to training last week. The England international will provide cover for the injured Ivory Coast international.