Manuel Pellegrini backs Fabian Delph to make Man City impact

Fabian Delph
Delph suffered the injury in City's defeat against Real Madrid

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini believes midfielder Fabian Delph can make a big impact when he returns from injury.

The 25-year-old suffered a hamstring injury on his City debut last month in Melbourne and will miss Monday's Premier League opener at West Brom.

But the Chilean believes the £8m signing from Aston Villa will be back in action before the end of August.

"I think he needs 15 days more - that will be a month," he said.

"He played just 17 minutes but you saw in those 17 minutes that he will be an important player for this club."

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