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Wilfried Bony Confident He Can Make an Impact

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The news that Sergio Aguero could miss as many as seven games for Manchester City with his latest injury (this time received on international duty. Wilfried Bony will start most if not all of those games for the Blues. The Ivorian Striker has scored just twice since joining the club last January, but had scored 34 goals in 70 games for Swansea City prior to moving north to Manchester.

Bony talked about this coming opportunity:

"A lot of crazy things have happened since I joined City and I've been ruled out with injury three or four times so it's been hard to find any rhythm playing one or two games here and there.

"It's been the worst spell of my career without question - in the past five years I'd never missed more than two games in a row and at Swansea I only missed a handful of matches and that was mostly because of a red card I received.

"I've had nothing but bad luck in the past year, but hopefully, that's the end of it now. It's not been the best time for me in that respect and has been very frustrating, but hopefully the City fans will now see the new Bony.

"All I need is the first goal to come and hopefully many others will follow."

The Blues are in action on Saturday against Bournemouth at 3pm BST. The newly-promoted Cherries boast an injury list as long and depressing as Manchester City, including leading scorer Callum Wilson, Captain Tommy Elphick and record signing Max Gradel.