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Since then, however, it seems that nothing has gone right for the former Everton midfielder.
Some shaky performances in midfield, especially in the face of whirlwind pressure from Borussia Dortmund on his Champions League debut, have done little to prove his potential £17m transfer fee.
But it is injury worries that have plagued him the most. Rodwell suffered with hamstring and back injuries throughout his last season at Goodison Park and they have re-emerged this term, restricting the 21-year-old to just four starts and forcing him out of City's recent win over Aston Villa after just 25 minutes of action.
Speaking of Rodwell's issues in January, Roberto Mancini admitted: "I'm worried because when we bought him we thought that he was a good player and then he has these problems with his hamstrings.
"We hope we can improve this situation for him because he's young, he's got quality, he has everything to have a good career."