Manchester City defender Joleon Lescott is anticipating another busy summer at Eastlands.
The 28-year-old stopper expects a number of player additions, and claims it is what should be expected as the club bids to become even more competitive next season.
Lescott, who joined City from Everton for £22million in 2009 would welcome the increased competition for places, as the club prepare to embark on their first Champions League campaign next year.
"To progress, the club will need to buy players. If one of them is a central defender, I will have to fight for my position," he said.
"I was confident I would play last season and it would just be the same again."
Reflecting on a successful season that combined a third placed finish in the Barclays Premier League with FA Cup glory, Lescott backed manager Roberto Mancini's credentials to turn Manchester City into a real force to be reckoned with.
"It was a massive season for us," he continued.
"To get into the FA Cup semi-final, beat Manchester United and then win the final speaks for itself.
"At Everton we were not expected to win the league. At City we are and it is something we believe can be done.
"We can take confidence from what we have achieved so far. Opposition teams will have to be more fearful when they play us."
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