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​Ex-Man City defender Lescott: Stones still has plenty to offer

Former Manchester City center back Joleon Lescott believes there is still a lot to come from John Stones.

The Engilshman has been out of favor with manager Pep Guardiola this season.

But he stayed at City to fight for his place, and Lescott thinks Stones can rediscover his form and play regularly again.

"I'm just glad to see him out there," the ex-England centre-back told City's official website.

"Obviously it's been a difficult time for him with injuries and minutes out on the pitch, so I'm grateful he's back and fit again.

"I think when everybody is fit, Pep could potentially have a headache and he'll have a decision to make.

"I think the fact he'd brought two centre-halves in this season in Ruben Dias and Nathan Ake is due to the fact that there hasn't been a consistency in terms of fitness and form.

"Hopefully, he can see a partnership forming with Dias and Aymeric Laporte this season, but once again, Stones is a top player and given the opportunities, hopefully, he can perform."

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