SWP would consider loan move

The England winger has only made three Premier League appearances

for the big-spenders this term, leading to speculation regarding

his long-term future. But the 29-year-old insists he wants to

finish his English playing career at Eastlands, although he may

consider a loan move in January to gain game time. He told Sky

Sports News: “Well I’m never going to be able to say how frustrated

I am, some people might never understand but obviously I know it is

part of the game I’m working hard in training and I just have to

keep going. “Obviously it’s very important (to be playing first

team football) but I know everybody’s time comes and goes and it

will always come back again and my time’s going to come back again

and I know what I’m capable of, I know what I can bring to the game

for club and country so I just have to be patient and just be ready

when my run of games comes.” Asked if he will have to consider his

future come January, he replied: “To be quite honest I don’t think

that far ahead. “For the City fans I would never want to ever leave

them permanently so I said I would always come back and that’s

where I would like to finish my English football career at some

point so as for leaving them fully, I would never consider it so it

is just a matter of getting games really.” But when pressed that a

loan move could be the way forward for him, he conceded: “Yes

possibly, it could be if I’m not playing here obviously I would

like to play football – it’s the reason why I became who I am

because I just enjoy the game so possibly yes.” He added he had not

spoken to City boss Roberto Mancini regarding his situation, nor

were talks planned. “Like I said, I am happy where I am – I just

enjoy playing football and I just want to play the game to be

honest with you and that’s the main thing for me.” But asked if he

envisaged himself being at City on February 1, he insisted: “I

don’t think that far ahead – Christmas comes before then so I’m

looking forward to Christmas dinner!”