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Frenkie de Jong back in training ahead of Barcelona vs Getafe

The Dutchman is expected to start on Sunday

Athletic de Bilbao v FC Barcelona - La Liga Santander Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images

Frenkie de Jong was back in training on Friday ahead of Barcelona’s La Liga clash with Getafe at the Camp Nou on Sunday.

The Dutchman has been training away from the group this week after reportedly feeling some discomfort at the end of the draw against Athletic.

However, Barca have confirmed that De Jong is now back in full training which suggests he will be fit to start on Sunday.

The news will be a boost for Ronald Koeman who is already without three key players for the match. Pedri is away on holiday, Eric Garcia is suspended and Gerard Pique is injured.

Barca will train again on Saturday morning before Koeman holds his pre-match press conference where he’s likely to give an update on some of his players.

The Dutchman could also welcome some members of his squad back from injury for the game. Reports have suggested that goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen and Philippe Coutinho could be available for the match after injury.

Oscar Mingueza may also be passed for for the match. The defender has been out with a hamstring injury picked up at the Tokyo Olympics but has been back in training this week.

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