Rodwell glad to be out of City

Jack Rodwell has admitted his time at Manchester City was “difficult and disappointing” and is relieved to have signed for Sunderland.

Last Updated: 08/08/14 at 19:09 Post Comment

Jack Rodwell: Hopes to re-establish his best at Sunderland

Jack Rodwell: Hopes to re-establish his best at Sunderland

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The 23-year-old England international joined the north-east club on a five-year deal earlier this week following two years at City during which he made just 16 first-team appearances.

Rodwell was considered one of England’s brightest prospects after impressing at boyhood club Everton and the midfielder hopes to recapture his best form.

“I started pre-season with Man City but always thought I should be signing for someone else,” he said.

“It’s been difficult. I struggled with injuries in the first season and didn’t have much playing time in the second.

“It was a great experience and a learning curve but disappointing at the same time. I wanted to play every week there but it didn’t work out like that unfortunately.

“But that’s football, you have to get on with it, and it’s a new chapter now and I’m glad to finally get the deal over the line and crack on.

“I can’t wait to start at Sunderland now. Hopefully I can get the minutes on the pitch and play week-in, week-out.”

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