Shaun Wright-Phillips insists he still has a future at Manchester City.
The England midfielder recently bemoaned his lack of first-team appearances, which was taken as confirmation the 29-year-old would be moving on to pastures new this summer.
However, it appears that is not certain to be the case. With Adam Johnson ruled out for three months with an ankle injury, Wright-Phillips has suddenly come back into the picture.
A late cameo in Thursday night's Europa League win over Aris Salonika was the winger's third outing in a month, and with injuries continuing to badly affect Roberto Mancini's squad, Wright-Phillips' services are likely to be required over the coming weeks. And if he feels he can play a part for the Blues in the seasons ahead, Wright-Phillips would love to stay.
"Football works in mysterious ways," said Wright-Phillips, who joined City as a schoolboy and has been there since apart from three difficult years at Chelsea.
"If I am wanted here I will stay. I never wanted to leave in the first place. I still see a bright future for me here. It is just about getting chances. I have played a few games recently and now I just want to keep doing well."