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Garrido to grab Man City chance with both hands

Javier Garrido is determined to make the most of being handed a Manchester City lifeline by new boss Roberto Mancini, reports The Manchester Evening News. The Spaniard was brought to the north-west from Real Sociedad by Sven-Goran Eriksson but was effectively frozen out of the first-team picture by Mark Hughes.

The 24-year-old came off the bench again to score in Tuesday's 3-0 away win over Wolves.

Garrido told City's official website, www.mcfc.co.uk: "I am someone who works hard every day in training so that I am ready when called.

"This is an exciting moment for me. The new manager is giving everyone some minutes (on the pitch) and it is a chance to show what I can do.

"Every player wants to play in every game, and that is not always possible, but you have to stay mentally and physically sharp and ready for opportunities.

"The win at Wolves was a big result for the club and it was good to play a part.

"It means we have won three games in succession following the defeat at Spurs and we are close to the top four places in the league."

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