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West Brom defender Lescott: I wasn't Pellegrini's player

West Bromwich Albion defender Joleon Lescott knew he was marking time at Manchester City under Manuel Pellegrini.

Pellegrini's trust in Martin Demichelis, despite the Argentine's initial struggles, pushed Lescott further to the sidelines.

"A manager has no allegiance to a player they haven't bought," says Lescott. "They think, 'He's from the old team. If I don't pick him, he's not going to be seen as my mistake'."

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