Manchester City Coach Manuel Pellegrini is not ruling out a starting role for his Nigerian import, Kelechi Iheanacho in this weekend’s Premier League clash against Norwich City.
Iheanacho made his first senior start for the Citizens in their Capital One drubbing of Crystal Palace on Wednesday and the Chilean boss is mulling extending same role to the 19-year old in the EPL this weekend.
“It’s important that the young players have a chance, they take it,” Pellegrini declared on www.mcfc.co.uk
“Kelechi didn’t impress me as I work with him every day. I know what he can bring to this team.
“I’m very happy he could demonstrate what he could do but it’s just one game, we need him to do it every time he plays.
“In the way he played he demonstrated what he can do and he will have an option to start.
“It’s not an easy position to start in this team as we have a lot of important players with Kun and David but at this moment they’re not fit. It just depends on the form of the player.”
City handed Norwich a 7-0 thrashing last time they visited the Etihad Stadium but that will count for nothing on Saturday according to the City boss.