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By ESPN Staff

Sven sure Bianchi is at City for long haul

Manchester City manager Sven-Goran Eriksson believes Rolando Bianchi is in it for the long haul at Eastlands.

The £8.8million summer signing has struggled to adapt to the demands of the Premier League and there is speculation he might leave next month.

However the 24-year-old striker found his scoring touch again in the 2-1 defeat by Tottenham at the weekend when he came off the bench.

Eriksson has some sympathy for the Italian, who may get another run-out against Bolton on Saturday.

'It was a very good goal and that will help his confidence,' said the City boss.

'I think he is happy here. He is training hard and there has been no indication he wants to leave in January.

'When you come from another country it is more difficult for a striker than a midfielder because the pace in England is very high.'

Eriksson could be boosted by the return of Elano after a two-match absence because of hamstring problem.

City are aiming for their ninth successive home league win and the creative Brazilian could hold the key to unlocking fast-improving Bolton.

Eriksson said: 'Elano is back in training and I am happy about that as he is an important player for us.'

German midfielder Dietmar Hamann also comes back into contention after being suspended.

However Stephen Ireland sits out the first match of his three-match ban after being sent off at White Hart Lane.

Bolton are making good strides under manager Gary Megson and Eriksson added: 'They are playing some good football at the moment.

'Bolton are also quite physical but we are not concerned about that, only about the job we have to do.

'We just have to go and play our football, that is all that matters.'