Whizkid Weiss Desperate for a City Comeback

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Byline: Steve Bates

VLADIMIR WEISS has vowed to fight for his Manchester City future - after being frozen out at Eastlands.

The Slovakian winger, on loan at Rangers, celebrates his 21st birthday on Tuesday knowing the present he really wants is a place in Roberto Mancini's team.

But Weiss - the star of City's 2008 FA Youth Cup-winning side - knows it is becoming harder than ever for young stars like him to break through Weiss was looking forward to a bright future under former boss Mark Hughes and signed a new contract committing himself to the club.

But three days later Hughes was sacked and replaced by Mancini who sent the winger on loan first to Bolton then Ibrox. Weiss said: "It's too early to say whether I will be going back to City but I want to. It is the club where I grew up and I love the place.

"But they have got a lot of top players now and there will probably be even more arriving.

Future "Although I haven't spoken to Mancini this season I don't feel forgotten because the club have been in touch and I hope that's a sign that they want me. …