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2013/14 Player Ratings: Joleon Lescott

Michael Regan

Joleon Lescott: (10 league games) 5/10

A pretty boring season for Mr. Lescott. Since last summer we essentially knew that Lescott wasn't going to have his contract renewed, and he knew it too. We also knew that Nastasic was going to be the starter alongside Kompany and that Lescott was only getting older. And thus, it was a season spent on the bench.

On the pitch, Lescott did nothing to make the City brass think twice about letting him walk this summer. He started most of the cup matches and did well in those, but then again it was much weaker competition. In the league he filled in when needed, but never really impressed much. He also had a game to forget against Barca in the CL as well, when Messi did some terribly mean things to him. I think it is fair to say he did about as well as we expected him to this year.

But Lescott also deserves some credit for never making a fuss about his situation; he took it all very professionally. He seemed to genuinely enjoy the year despite not playing much and he was a great dressing room influence. Though his season was sub-par, his City career overall was good. We must not forget how important he was in the first title-winning campaign a few years back. Hopefully he can land at a club where he can play often while he sees out the remainder of his career. I don't know what his long-term plans are, but he seems like he could be a decent coach or manager one day.