Manuel Pellegrini won't panic buy for Manchester City

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini insists that the FA Cup scare at home to Championship side Watford will not see him rush into the transfer market.

Manuel Pellegrini has insisted that he won't be rushed into the transfer market because of Manchester City's FA Cup scare against Watford.

The Premier League title favourites were two goals down to the Hornets before launching a second-half comeback to qualify for the fifth round.

Many of City's second string were included from the off at the Etihad Stadium, but manager Pellegrini, while not completely ruling out incoming signings in the coming days, has insisted that it was Watford's desire and not the struggles of his fringe players that led to their half-time deficit.

"We'll see what happens, deadline day is January 31 - it's not our first concern but we'll see what happens in the future," he told reporters.

"I don't have weak feelings about the team based on one half of football. It's normal that the lower division team has a lot of motivation. But the reaction was there and we played a really good second half."

The Citizens have been linked with central defensive reinforcements in this transfer window.

Watford's English forward Troy Deeney celebrates scoring a goal during the English FA Cup fourth round football match between Manchester City and Watford at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester on January 25, 2014
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