Man City v Wolves: Early Premier League injury news as 3 out and 7 doubts

Rayan Ait-Nouri is reportedly wanted for transfer by Man City. He is a doubt to play against the Citizens at the weekend. (Photo by Jack Thomas - WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)Rayan Ait-Nouri is reportedly wanted for transfer by Man City. He is a doubt to play against the Citizens at the weekend. (Photo by Jack Thomas - WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)
Rayan Ait-Nouri is reportedly wanted for transfer by Man City. He is a doubt to play against the Citizens at the weekend. (Photo by Jack Thomas - WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)
Latest injury and team news ahead of Manchester City v Wolves in the Premier League on Saturday, May 4.

Wolves travel to the Etihad on Saturday (May 4) to face Premier League champions Manchester City in a tea time kick-off (5.30 pm).

It's as tough as they come at the weekend as Wolves travel to a side that are on the hunt for their fourth consecutive title. They are behind Arsenal by a point but have a game in hand over the Gunners.

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Last weeks win over Luton Town put them up to 11th and they are two points behind Bournemouth who are in the top-half of the table. If Chelsea fail to beat Spurs on Thursday night and Bournemouth lose to Arsenal then Wolves could overtake both of them.

Gary O'Neil won't be in the dugout this weekend after he was given a one-match ban and an £8,000 fine for his conduct against West Ham in April. O'Neil admitted the charge from the Football Association (FA) and will now have to watch on from the stands as his staff oversee first-team affairs. Here’s the latest injury and team news ahead of each manager’s pre-match press conference.

O’Neil isn’t going to be in charge of Wolves for their trip to the Etihad this weekend. He has received a one-match ban that comes into effect against Manchester City.O’Neil isn’t going to be in charge of Wolves for their trip to the Etihad this weekend. He has received a one-match ban that comes into effect against Manchester City.
O’Neil isn’t going to be in charge of Wolves for their trip to the Etihad this weekend. He has received a one-match ban that comes into effect against Manchester City.

Wolves team news

As the end of the season draws nearer several players will unfortunately not play again this term. Craig Dawson and Leon Chiwone have both been ruled out with a groin and ankle injury. Dawson underwent an operation in mid-April after playing through the pain barrier whilst Chiwone suffered a collision in training, damaging his ankle.

Pedro Neto is closing in on a return having spent the last two months on the sidelines with a hamstring injury. He was described as 'getting closer' but it's still too soon for him to return.

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Noha Lemina has a hamstring injury that he is nursing. He was due to return to training in late-April but hasn't made a match day squad since. Santiago Bueno has a similar problem after suffering an injury against Bournemouth and was absent at the weekend. O'Neil is 'hopeful' of a return against City but 'extremely confident' for the Crystal Palace game.

Rayan Ait-Nouri was substituted against Luton Town at the weekend after suffering an apparent injury. He's been dealt a few niggling problems recently and will be assessed for the weekend.

Jean-Ricner Bellegarde has been out since early March with a knee injury. The 25-year-old is back in training and might appear at the weekend, though GON might continue a cautious approach.

Out: Craig Dawson, Leon Chiwone and Pedro Neto. Doubt: Santiago Bueno, Jean-Ricner Bellegarde, Noha Lemina and Rayan Ait-Nouri.

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Man City team news

Goalkeeper Ederson could be seen holding his arm in a sling following the conclusion of the win against Nottingham Forest on Sunday. An injury update posted by Guardiola on Sunday said: 'It doesn't look good. We see tomorrow with the doctor.

He was replaced at half time by Stefan Ortega at the City Ground. Ortega deputised for Ederson who had been out for several weeks with a thigh injury.

England international Phil Foden along with Ruben Dias were both missing at the weekend. Dias tried to play against Brighton but has been dealing with a fever and since that match he has felt worse. Foden didn't feel 'good' at the weekend and is also being assessed.

Doubt: Ederson, Phil Foden and Ruben Dias.

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