Last Updated: Thu, 05 Apr 2012 08:49
Sergio Aguero has vowed Manchester City will fight for the Premier League title until the bitter end.
Aguero missed the draws against Stoke and Sunderland, which have seen City fall five points behind Manchester United with just seven matches of the campaign remaining.
The derby encounter at the Etihad Stadium on April 30, which for so long has looked like a title decider, is now going to be must-win at best for the Blues. But no matter how poor the odds, Aguero insists City will not throw in the towel.
"This is no time for moping," he told his official website. "I've said it before and I'll say it again - we are going to fight until the end.
"That's our collective goal and I'm fully committed to it."
Aguero's recent absence has been particularly poorly timed. Of manager Roberto Mancini's other striking options, Edin Dzeko is presently in a poor run of form, Mario Balotelli's increasing erratic behaviour is casting a shadow over the club and Carlos Tevez has not appeared fully fit since returning to the fold.
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