Last Updated: Sat, 13 Oct 2012 10:56
Manchester City defender Kolo Toure insists he is ready to fight for his future at the club despite falling out of favour.
The Ivory Coast international is Roberto Mancini's fourth choice central defender behind Vincent Kompany, Joleon Lescott and summer signing Matija Nastasic.
He was dropped from the side following a below-par display against Liverpool in August and has made just one start since - in the Capital One Cup defeat to Aston Villa last month.
However, despite being out in the cold at the Etihad Stadium the former Arsenal defender insists he is ready to fight for a first-team spot and has no intentions of quitting the Premier League champions.
"I want to stay, I want to fight for my place," he said.
"It's difficult, I was a key player. I've done everything but that will not change the manager's decision.
"I like City and this season I started every game pre-season. But when the season started I've been kicked out again from the team. It was difficult.
"I'm not angry with the manager. If someone doesn't want me then there will be another club that does."
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