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Manchester City midfielder David Silva has only started one match for City so far this season, but the Spanish international says this is because his fitness levels are not the best and he is confident that he is almost fully fit.

The Blues brought him to Eastlands in the Summer from Valencia in a fee believed to be in the region of 24 million pounds. City play Red Bull Salzburg on Thursday and will be looking to get back to winning ways as they failed to beat Blackburn Rovers at Eastlands with the game ending in a 1-1 draw.

Silva has admitted that after the World Cup he has been struggling with his fitness, but now strongly believes he is fit enough to be part of Manchester City 's starting XI. The 24-year-old did play some part in the game against Blackburn, but didn't play long enough in the game to make any effect.

And Mancini has backed his Spanish star to be a success once he settles into Premier League life, saying: "He is a fantastic player, good technique.

"Every player who comes to the Premier League for the first two months has some problems. When I play him for four or five games, everything will be normal. At least he is showing what he is capable of on the training pitch."

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