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Manchester City Legend Says John Stones Must Play ‘Big Part’ in Season

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Joelan Lescott believes in John Stones. Like Lescott, Stones was a high profile transfer from Everton to City and both central defenders went on to represent England.

So it is no surprise he seems some of him in the young Stones.

He said on the web show-

“I’m just glad to see him out there,”

“Obviously it’s been a difficult time for him with injuries and minutes out on the pitch, so I’m grateful he’s back and fit again.”

“I think when everybody is fit, Pep could potentially have a headache and he’ll have a decision to make.

“I think the fact he’d brought two centre-halves in this season in Ruben Dias and Nathan Ake is due to the fact that there hasn’t been a consistency in terms of fitness and form.

“Hopefully, he can see a partnership forming with Dias and Aymeric Laporte this season, but once again, Stones is a top player and given the opportunities, hopefully he can perform.”

The comments he makes are pointed. Though, I’m not sure Pep will consider him since he believes Eric Garcia has been better and played more.

Thoughts on John Stones?