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The striker has struggled with injuries since joining in the summer, but is now concentrating on ousting first-team regulars Sergio Aguero, Alvaro Negredo and Edin Dzeko

Stevan Jovetic has no doubt he can become a fans' favourite at Manchester City after enduring a frustrating start to his time at the club.

The Montenegro striker joined the Premier League title contenders in a big-money move from Fiorentina in July, but has been plagued by injuries in his first season in England.

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Jovetic has started just three games for Manuel Pellegrini's side but is convinced he can still oust Sergio Aguero, Alvaro Negredo and Edin Dzeko and make an impact as City challenge for honours on four fronts.

"It's much easier when you play and score goals but unfortunately for me it's not been a good way to start," Jovetic told reporters. "But you have to stay calm, to believe in yourself, like I did.

"I know I can do so many good things for this club. I hope I will show that in the last four months until the end.

"We have a lot of games and I hope to get my chance, and I hope to play well. Of course I've wanted to score but I also need to say thank you to the guys.

"They've done so well in the Premier League and we are playing Barcelona in the Champions League. There's a lot of games, so hopefully we'll win a lot of trophies.

"I'm happy for the other strikers who have got the goals. From now I want to get goals as well and get close to them,

"I had one problem, and then another, but that is the past and I don't want to think about the past. I know my value and that the fans will love me."

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