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Richards denies Manchester City exit

October 18, 2013
By ESPN staff

Manchester City defender Micah Richards has quashed speculation his on the verge of leaving the club he loves.

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PA PhotosMicah Richards wants to stay at Manchester City.

• Curtis: Separate lives

Richards has failed to make to notch a Premier League appearance this season as he has struggled with knee and hamstring injuries.

And with Argentina international Pablo Zabaleta becoming a permanent fixture in Manuel Pellegrini’s side, rumours have surfaced Richards could be heading for the exit door at the Etihad.

But the 25-year-old declared he is happy to stay and fight for his place.

"I did say at the start of the season I wanted to see the manager's plans and I'm in his plans, as he's said all along, so we'll see what the future holds, but I'm happy at Manchester City," Richards told BT Sport.

"I've been here since I was 14, it's a club I love. Before I got my injuries, I was number one choice. It's only because I got injuries and Pablo Zabaleta has done so well, I find myself not playing as regular.

"I'm fully fit now and I'm ready to show everyone what I can do."

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