Joleon Lescott admits uncertain future at Manchester City

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Joleon Lescott has conceded he has had no indication of whether he will receive a new contract at Manchester City.

The England defender has been restricted to a handful of appearances this campaign, with boss Roberto Mancini preferring to use Matija Nastasic and Vincent Kompany at the centre of his back four.

Lescott told The Times: “Obviously my future has been well documented. I’d love to stay here, but if it is not to be, then so be it.

“It has not been the greatest of seasons in terms of appearances, but I’d like to think that when I’ve played, I have given 100%.”

Former Wolves academy graduate Lescott has made nearly 100 Premier League appearances for City, and played a big part in their title success last year.

But the player’s lack of game time this term has resulted in him being overlooked for the national team; Roy Hodgson omitted him from the recent squad which faced San Marino and Montenegro.

“I understand that I am not playing as regularly in the England team because I’m not playing regularly at club level,” he reflected.

Lescott has featured in most of Manchester City’s FA Cup run, but admitted he isn’t sure whether he’ll be picked to play in the final against Wigan.

“I have played in the majority of the earlier rounds, but it is up to the manager to decide on the day,” he said.

Lescott has a year remaining on his current deal but is expected to request a transfer unless he can be given assurances of regular playing time – with the World Cup looming in 2014.

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