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Last Updated: Friday, 16 July, 2004, 17:43 GMT 18:43 UK
Sun Jihai to get new role
Sun Jihai
Sun Jihai joined City for 2m in 2002
Manchester City boss Kevin Keegan is planning to switch Sun Jihai from right-back to a midfield role following the arrival of Danny Mills.

The signing of Mills has put the future of the 26-year-old, who has one year left on his contract, in doubt.

But Keegan said: "Sun Jihai will cover us at right-back and left-back but I also want to see if he can play central midfield. He does that for China.

"I believe he has the engine for that slot - it may or may not work."

  • City have announced they will play Serie A side Lazio at Eastlands in their final pre-season friendly on 7 August.

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