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The England winger has yet to start under new manager Manuel Pellegrini but says he is prepared to fight for his place in the starting XI once the Premier League resumes again

Manchester City midfielder James Milner insists he is happy with his role under manager Manuel Pellegrini.

The England international is yet to start a Premier League game under the Chilean, despite impressing during pre-season.

But the former Leeds United and Newcastle midfielder believes that he will soon get his chance to impress his new boss.

He told reporters: "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.

"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."

City are looking to challenge on all fronts this season, particularly in the Champions League where the club have underperformed in recent seasons.

And Milner added: "Every player wants to play.

"I'm lucky to be at a massive club like City and there's a lot of competition for places. That will only make me a better player.

"With the amount of games we've got coming up, I'm sure I'll get a lot of games this season. Then it's down to me to perform in those games. The team is the most important thing.

"You want to contribute and play all the time but as long as you're winning games, that's all that matters."