Man City midfielder Rodwell hopes for fresh start under Pellegrini

Manchester City midfielder Jack Rodwell is hoping for a fresh start under manager Manuel Pellegrini.

Manchester City midfielder Jack Rodwell is hoping for a fresh start under manager Manuel Pellegrini.

The 22-year-old has struggled to make an impact for City after being signed in a £12million deal from Everton by former manager Roberto Mancini last summer.

"It's a little bit like starting again when a new manager arrives and you have to win him over," Rodwell told reporters. "But that's the same for everyone.

"The previous manager brought me here and obviously I was a little bit sad to see him go. But that's football.

"Manuel Pellegrini is a great manager and I'm happy to see him come in. Everyone is in that position where they want to win him over and I'm no different.

"I think everyone feels it's a fresh challenge more than anything. Everyone has come in and is trying to win the manager over, which has brought a new lease of life.

"It's a 25-man squad, where every player could pretty much walk into any other Premier League team. That gives you an indication of the strength of it. But I'll be fighting for my place.

"Playing for England is something I dreamed about and going to a World Cup finals would be fantastic."

 
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