Pep Guardiola gives fitness update on Erling Haaland and Jeremy Doku after they missed Luton game

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Man City boss Pep Guardiola has given positive fitness updates on Man City striker Erling Haaland and winger Jeremy Doku after their absence in City’s 2-1 win over Luton town.

Haaland couldn’t feature against the Hatters as a result of ‘stress’ issue with his foot while Doku missed out due to a ‘muscular problem which also saw him miss the Aston Villa game on Wednesday.

According to Guardiola, Haaland could be fit for Crystal Palace clash next weekend. Also on Doku, he believes the Belgian winger will return to fitness in ‘one to two weeks time’, but admits he has to be cautious with the winger due to his style of play.

On Haaland, he said. “Stress, no fracture. Please don’t ask if he broke his foot. It’s just stress.

“We have to take it day by day, week by week.

“He could be ready for Crystal Palace, hopefully he will be ready for Saudi Arabia.

“He wants to be ready. During the season there are injuries, suspensions.

“After Villa he could not work properly, I spoke with him yesterday and he said he feels much better. Maybe Crystal Palace he will be ready. We will See.”

On Doku, he added: “Muscular. It’s not a big issue like Kevin [De Bruynel.

“We have to think about how explosive he is, we have to be careful.

“Maybe in one week, two weeks he will be ready.”