Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has confirmed striker Sergio Aguero is not available for their clash with Albion tomorrow evening (6pm, BT Sport).

The Argentina striker missed Sunday's FA Cup third-round victory over Birmingham after being asked to isolate as a close contact of someone who has tested positive for Covid-19.

Asked about Aguero at a press conference this afternoon, Guardiola said: "Quarantine, isolated - the rules. After nine or 10 days he will be back."

Guardiola added that forward Raheem Sterling, who also missed the 3-0 win over Birmingham, was fit to feature but defenders Aymeric Laporte and Nathan Ake were out.

City know they could move back into the top four with a win over the Seagulls, but Guardiola is not thinking about the league table.

He said: "All I am concerned about is Brighton. 

"The rest, not even second in my thoughts."

City are unbeaten in their last 13 matches in all competitions and have won their last six as they build momentum, but Guardiola is wary of the threat that Albion pose.

Guardiola said: "They are a joy to watch and analyse.

"When you see them, you are concerned about the quality.

"I said to the players 'we will have to be at a high standard to compete against them'."