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Kelechi Iheanacho is determined to seize every chance he gets to impress for Manchester City.
The 19-year-old Nigerian striker made a big impression on his first start for the club with a goal and two assists in a 5-1 Capital One Cup thrashing of Crystal Palace on Wednesday.
I know I have the quality to prove myself any time I am given the chance. So any time I am on the pitch I have to work hard and play to the instruction of the coach and try to score a goal. That is what I am working on.
It is quite difficult because they are professional players, they have played in a lot of competitions and a lot of games and I am just coming up. I need to work hard every day and hopefully I will break in.
Manchester City having completed the signing of Luke Brattan on a free transfer and then immediately loaned him out to Championship side Bolton Wanderers.
The Hull-born player has spent the last five seasons playing for A-League side Brisbane Roar but left at the end of his contract.
Brattan will stay with Bolton until the start of January.
Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka has strengthened his midfield options with the loan signing of Bruno Zuculini from Manchester City.
Zuculini, an Argentina Under-20 international, has put pen to paper on a month-long deal with the Sky Bet Championship promotion hopefuls.
With Adam Forshaw out injured and Grant Leadbitter and Adam Clayton both just one yellow card away from suspension, Karanka has moved to add cover in the middle of the park.
Zuculini began his career in his homeland with Racing Club before joining City in the summer of 2014.
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