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Man City’s ‘forgotten man’ who more than deserves a chance


Football FanCast guest columnist Dan Ashcroft
hopes
that Martin Petrov proved to Hughes last night that he is worthy of a future at
Eastlands.

If there is one thing that
delighted me in watching what was an easy night was at the Eastlands office,
was the performance and goals of Martin Petrov. The Bulgarian was superb all
night and put in the type of display that justifies a lot of supporter's frustration
at Mark Hughes' attempts to offload him to Tottenham in the summer.

Petrov is an excellent
footballer and although prone to injury, still has a lot to give the football
club. As well as providing a natural balance to the left hand side, what he
does give us is superb distribution from the wing and someone who can ping in
the kind of crosses that the likes of Adebayor and Santa Cruz will relish,
therefore if you have that avenue already on the right with SWP, then what
better than to have it on the left also. I for one have never understand this
penchant that managers have these days of sticking a forward out on the left and
I really hope that Petrov isn't warming the spot so Hughes can stick Bellamy or
Tevez out there once Adebayor returns.

I hope Petrov went a long
way last night to prove he deserves to be a part of the revolution at
Manchester City. The very fact that he wanted a move to Spurs must suggest that
he isn't receiving much love or respect at the football club and his
celebration as well said as much as he pointed to his name and number on his
shirt. He is a top class player and one who proved in his first season at the
club is a consistent performer who never lets the team down and deserves the
opportunity to prove his worth to Mark Hughes; something that he has previously
been unable to do under the current regime.

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