Manchester City midfielder Jack Rodwell is fighting to stay fit.

He is leaving nothing to chance as he plots his return to contention for a spot in Roberto Mancini's side.

He said: "It's down to strengthening now, so I'm doing a lot of work in the gym and am just getting it right to prevent another injury.

"It's been a frustrating start to the season and to my City career, but I'm focused now and I'm ready to get back."