Rodwell Almost Ready To Restart His City Career

Last updated : 14 January 2013 By Footy Mad - Editor

Rodwell has not appeared for City since October having suffered successive hamstring complaints and only last week manager Roberto Mancini expressed concern over the 21-year-old's fitness issues as he pondered his midfield options with Yaya Toure away at the African Nations Cup.

Rodwell's injuries have restricted him to just six appearances in all competitions this season and the summer signing from Everton is looking forward to showing City fans what he can do.

Rodwell: "I feel really fit - I've been doing a lot of strengthening work because I've been out so long with my hamstring injuries so it's taken time.

"My first injury was my left hamstring which kept me out for five weeks and then my right hamstring started to niggle which put me back to square one.

"It's easily the worst injury set-back of my career because I've been out for more than three months now. It's been frustrating and like most players, I'm not the best spectator in the world - it obviously helps when the lads win - but I'm almost there now.

"I feel like my career here hasn't really got started yet, even though I feel really settled and at home now.

"I'll begin full training this week - all being well. Then I'll need 10 days to a fortnight to get back up to speed and I'll be available for selection again."