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Manchester Evening News - - FRONT PAGE - By SI­MON BAJKOWSKI

SER­GIO Aguero is al­ready train­ing nor­mally ahead of to­mor­row’s Stoke game as he plots an un­likely re­turn from in­jury.

The City star was ruled out of a crunch Premier League clash at Stam­ford Bridge after a taxi he was trav­el­ling in crashed into a pole on its way to the air­port in the Nether­lands.

It prompted some crit­i­cism over what Aguero was do­ing there less than 48 hours be­fore a big game - some­thing the striker has ad­mit­ted he asked him­self.

But he has shrugged it off as a fluke, and the in­jury is not as bad as the Ar­gen­tinian feared.

If the striker is not fit for the Stoke game, it doesn’t sound like he will be far off and could be in con­tention for a place in the squad for the Cham­pi­ons League clash with Napoli at the Eti­had on Tues­day night.

“When a player has a free day at Manch­ester City, most of the play­ers go to Lon­don, oth­ers to Italy, some to Spain,” he said.

“I was lucky that I know the agent of [Colom­bian singer] Maluma, he in­vited me and I went (to Hol­land).

“I had al­most two days off and go­ing to the air­port was when I had that ac­ci­dent.

“Then one thinks ‘why did I [go]’, but it’s dif­fi­cult to imag­ine that some­thing like that could hap­pen. I still do not know if I am go­ing to play on Satur­day. On Wed­nes­day I trained nor­mally, but with­out the group.

“On Thurs­day I will get into the group to see how I feel, but at train­ing it’s not the same thing as a game, I want to see if I have pain.”

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