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Unwanted Toure determined to win back Man City place

Kolo Toure is desperate to again gain consideration into Roberto Mancini's Manchester City squad.

The Ivory Coast centre-back has been frozen out this season behind the likes of Vincent Kompany, Joleon Lescott and youngster Matija Nastasic and even though the club are prepared to let him go, he wants to stay and be a part of things at the Etihad Stadium.

"I want to stay, I want to fight for my place," he told the BBC. "It's difficult, I was a key player. I've done everything but that will not change the manager's decision.

"I like City and this season I started every game pre-season. But when the season started I've been kicked out again from the team.

"I fight. My team-mates know, my brother (Yaya) knows. I do my best but the club are showing me the way out at the moment.

"I'm not angry with the manager. If someone doesn't want me then there will be another club that does. I still have this hunger. I take Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes as an example. What they are doing for Manchester United is incredible. I want to be like them."

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