Man City’s Jack Rodwell vows to rediscover his best form
Manchester City midfielder Jack Rodwell urges the Citizens supporters to be patient with him after a difficult season
Jack Rodwell believes he can rediscover his best form for Manchester City with a run of first-team games after an injury-hit start to his Citizens career.
The 22-year-old has been limited to 13 appearances in the Premier League in his first season at the Eastlands outfit after completing a £12m switch from Everton last August.
Rodwell spent three months on the sidelines following a hamstring injury in October before returning to action in late February but falling victim to the same problem in a 1-0 win at Aston Villa.
The England international completed 76 minutes of City’s 1-0 victory over West Bromwich Albion on Tuesday as he continues his comeback from his latest lay-off.
And the former Toffees youngster is looking forward to getting more first-team games under his belt and rediscovering some of the form which helped him rise to prominence at Goodison Park.
“It’s been a stop-start season with injuries so to finally get back out on the pitch, there is no better feeling,” said Rodwell.
“That is my first game in six weeks. If I put a back-to-back 10 or 20 games, that is when the fans will see the best of me.”
Rodwell also admitted he must be patient as he tries to win a place in Roberto Mancini’s starting line-up, with the midfielder unsure whether he’ll appear in Saturday’s FA Cup final against Wigan Athletic.
“I have just got to get on with it. The manager makes the decision, at the end of the day.
“I have got to keep focused, train well and see what happens. But at the end of the day, as long as we win, that is the main thing.
“I appreciate it is a big squad and a good squad, with great players. I have got to be patient as well. It is just great to be there and be part of the final. Hopefully we can win and it will be a great day.”