Manchester City midfielder Fabian Delph is very much looking forward to be back amongst the action after the international break.
The former Aston Villa man moved to the Etihad stadium in the summer against the advice of many. Delph was seen as a spare man who would fill up the home grown spots in the squad. His signing was compared to the arrivals of players like Adam Johnson in previous years. However, Delph went with confidence and started only five league matches. He has been out with an injury since the end of January, which have prevented his impact in the team.
Due to the poor form of midfielder Yaya Touré, Delph now has an opportunity to capitalise. He has been unavailable for the last games due to an Achilles injury.
However, the player has revealed that he has made sufficient progress to be able to face Bournemouth after the international break. The game against Bournemouth will be followed by a mammoth clash against Paris St Germain in the Champions League quarter finals. Hence, it is most likely the manager Manuel Pellegrini will use his second string starting line-up against Bournemouth even though the club are in the middle of a top four race.
“It was a bit of a tricky injury, this one. It was an Achilles problem but I’m nearly there now and should start training with the team in the next few days. I’m really excited to be getting back out on the pitch again and I’m hoping to be available for the next game. Apart from my injuries, it’s been a fantastic first year at City. The boys have welcomed me, the fans have been great with me and hopefully I can get fully fit, put all the injuries behind me and get going again,” said Delph.