Man City's Ireland happy with form

Manchester City midfielder Stephen Ireland says his off-field problems at home and in Ireland haven't affected his form on the pitch.

"It has not been tough concentrating on football," Ireland told mcfc.co.uk. "There are so many great people at City who have helped me and stood by me and are continuing to do so.

"I have gone into every game with a clear mind, with the aim of working hard and hopefully letting the football shine.

"What I am looking for is to find some consistency to my game and not look back."

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