Iheanacho thanks Aguero, Bony

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Rising Manchester City and Nigeria star Kelechi Iheanacho has credited Sergio Aguero and Wilfried Bony for his good form in England's Premier League.

Iheanacho has been able to force himself into a star-studded line-up at City this season, and has chipped in with three goals in all competitions, including one in the 4-1 win over Hull City in the League Cup on Tuesday.

"They talk to me everyday in training, giving me advice and encouraging me to keep going and doing well," the 19-year-old told the Manchester Evening News of Bony and Aguero.

"They tell me I will be a great player one day, so I will keep listening and working hard."

Iheanacho says he also enjoys a good relationship with manager Manuel Pellegrini as well as the City supporters.

"The manager also gives me great advice, telling me to play simple and score goals. It’s always a pleasure to score a goal, and it was a good goal, a good reaction to run to the front post.

"One day I will start playing regularly for the team. There are plenty of good players in the Elite Development Squad and I feel like I am flying the flag for them – they can all do what I am doing.

"I get the feeling the fans love me, and I love them as well," he added.