Manchester City star happy with first-team role

James Milner - Manchester CityManchester City midfielder James Milner says that he is content with life at the club, despite his lack of game time this season.

The England international is yet to make a Premier League start under new boss Manuel Pellegrini, who has elected to field new arrival Jesus Navas on the right flank.

The versatile midfielder was a regular starter under former chief Roberto Mancini, which has prompted speculation that he could be tempted to move away from the Etihad Stadium in search of a greater chance of playing time ahead of the 2014 World Cup.

But, Milner says that he is happy at the club and believes that he will get his chance to impress soon:

“I had a good pre-season but obviously we’ve made some very good signings at City. It’s going to take time for the new players and the manager to settle in and get to know each other.” He is quoted by Goal.

“At the moment we’ve had one game a week but as soon as we get back we’re pretty much playing two or three games a week until January.

“I’m sure the team will get changed and when you get your chance, it’s down to you to prove you should be in the team.”

Milner has been a key part of City’s squad since his 2010 arrival from Aston Villa.

The 27-year-old helped the Sky Blues to FA Cup victory in 2011, which was followed by the league title in 2012.

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