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Kelechi Iheanacho Forward ready to replace Aguero in Manchester derby

Aguero has been suspended for three games following an attempted elbow on West Ham defender, Winston Ried

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Kelechi Iheanacho

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City forward Kelechi Iheanacho has declared his readiness to replace Sergio Aguero in the Manchester derby on Saturday, September 10.

Aguero has been suspended for three games following an attempted elbow on West Ham defender, Winston Ried.

The suspension means that the Manchester City first choice striker will be missing in the derby on Saturday.

City striker Aguero charged by FA with violent conduct play Sergio Aguero has been suspended for three games (Reuters)

 

Iheanacho, however, is ready to stand-in for the Argentine.

"Sergio's suspension is a big loss but we have a lot of big players to turn to," the forward told The Sun.

"If I get picked I'm going to do my job.

Games like this mean a lot and it doesn't come bigger than a derby."

Iheanacho has been involved in all City games this season before an injury in the preliminary Champions League game Steaua Bucuresti.

Kelechi Iheanacho play

Kelechi Iheanacho

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The injury made him missed out in their last league game, a 3-1 win over West Ham.

He, however, returned in Super Eagles 2017 Africa Cup of Nations 1-0 win over Tanzania, scoring the only goal.

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