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Man City Forward Spotted in First-Team Training in Major Fitness Boost Ahead of Champions League Fixture

Liam Delap has been spotted taking part in first-team training ahead of Manchester City's Champions League Group Stage match against Club Brugge on Tuesday.

Delap, who made his senior debut in September of last year, has endured a difficult start to the season, with several injuries preventing the teenager from staking a claim to be part of Pep Guardiola's star-studded squad. 

The 18-year-old has featured on just three occasions so far this season, twice in the Premier League 2 and once in the EFL Trophy. 

An injury to the foot prevented the teenager from being involved in Guardiola's pre-season preparations, while what the Manchester Evening News described as a "significant injury" has left the young striker sidelined in recent weeks. 

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Delap hasn't featured since September 21st, when he played for City's EDS side against Doncaster Rovers, instead of the Blues' Carabao Cup third-round tie against League One side Wycombe. 

However, the teenager, who is currently the club's only recognised striker, was pictured taking part in a first-team training session on Tuesday morning. 

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The CFA star took part in several drills and exercises, as several of Brian Barry-Murphy's squad were seen to be taking part in Pep Guardiola's session. 

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Manchester City are preparing for their Champions League game against Club Brugge on Tuesday, with the Premier League champions looking to bounce back from a 2-0 defeat to Paris Saint-Germain on Match-day two. 

City's EDS side also face Club Brugge in Belgium on Tuesday, with the two sides meeting on Match-day three of the UEFA Youth League. 

It is currently unknown whether Delap will feature in the squad for either of tomorrow’s matches, though the 18-year-old return to training is a promising sign for the club. 

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