Ireland admits City doubts

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Stephen Ireland has admitted he is unsure of his long-term future at Manchester City.

Midfielder frustrated at Eastlands situation

Stephen Ireland has admitted he is unsure of his long-term future at Manchester City. The 23-year-old's career at City has been the subject of conjecture after failing to hold down a place in Roberto Mancini's plans. Ireland has completed 90 minutes for City only twice since Mancini replaced Mark Hughes in December. Skysports.com understands Liverpool are one of a number of clubs monitoring Ireland's situation at Eastlands and the talented midfielder admits there are doubts over his future. "There is a question mark over next year for me," Ireland told the Manchester Evening News.

Difficult year

"I don't know what will happen. I am contracted to City and all I can do is carry on doing my job and performing well when I am called upon. "If anything changes during the summer it will be down to the club, not me." Ireland admits he has been frustrated with his lack of regular action this season "It has been a difficult year because I care so much about my job," added Ireland. "I care about my game and about the club but there is a lot of frustration bottled up because I have not played as much as I would have liked."

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