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MEN: Milner aiming for 100% home record

  • 09 December 2013 09:30
  • Posted by @Porter_mcfc

Reaction to Saturday’s draw with Southampton continues in this morning’s papers ahead of tomorrow’s trip to Bayern Munich.

James Milner acknowledged the disappointment in being forced to share the spoils on the South Coast, but has targeted a flawless record on home turf to bolster City’s title challenge.

The Blues have been thoroughly entertaining the Etihad crowd so far this term, and the England midfielder aims to continue putting teams to the sword throughout the campaign.

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“With the disappointing results we have had away from home, it’s important that we try to go through the season winning every single home game,” Milner told the Manchester Evening News.

“That won’t be easy, but the way we are playing we can do that, then if we can keep picking up points away from home.”

Arsenal are the next team to visit the Etihad, and with both teams in fine recent form it looks set to be a pre-Christmas cracker (sorry).

Well, that’s the actual football done and dusted for the day, but fear not – there’s always transfer news!

We’ll begin with the Metro, who claim that Joleon Lescott’s “frustrations” at City could soon be coming to an end.

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The report claims that Lescott believes his time at the club could be drawing to a close with limited opportunities to shine – he’s made 10 appearances so far this campaign.

It reads: “This season, even factoring in for the injuries and loss of form that has ravaged the City defence, Lescott has found playing time once again hard to come by with Manuel Pellegrini at times even preferring midfielder Javi Garcia as an emergency centre-half.

“Pellegrini also made a splash to land Martin Demichelis late in the transfer window and Lescott has been unfortunate that the only settled player this season has been Nastasic, a left-footed player so in direct competition to him.

“Lescott may be back in the spotlight at present but the reality is that this is only a temporary move with Nastasic missing only a couple of weeks and Kompany – who has missed the lions share of the season – also nearing a return.”

No source with that one, except for some old Joleon quotes from last month – so make of it what you will!

Finally, a small snippet on the links with the Nigerian under-17 World Cup star, Kelechi Iheanacho.

The youngster will require a work permit to make the move to Manchester, but the Mirror reports that City are confident of securing one for this ‘special talent’.

Alan Nixon writes: “The youngster, who scored six goals in the tournament, including one in the 3-0 final win over Mexico, has agreed terms to join City.

“But they still face a battle to bring him in, although they claim he is a ‘special talent’ and will have strong evidence to back it up.”

That's it for today, but no doubt more of the same tomorrow...

Until then, do remember that nothing is confirmed until you read it right here on mcfc.co.uk. 


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