Manchester City goalkeeper Shay Given claims team-mate Wayne Bridge is relishing coming face to face with John Terry and former club Chelsea this weekend.
Bridge has said his presence within the England side was "untenable and potentially divisive" and he no longer wished to be selected by Fabio Capello.
The move comes after it revealed earlier this month about a relationship between Bridge's former partner Vanessa Perroncel and Terry, who was stripped of the England captaincy by Capello in the wake of the headlines.
On Saturday, the former Chelsea colleagues will come up against each other for thefirst time since the story broke, as City travel to Stamford Bridge in the Barclays Premier League.
The two defenders are certain to be the centre of attention, but Bridge's focus is on getting a result, according to Given.
Support: Manchester City goalkeeper Shay Given has backed team-mate Bridge
'He is fine, Wayne Bridge is totally fine and he is looking forwardto the game on Saturday and hopefully getting a good result forManchester City, that's the most important thing,' said Given.
'It's a massive game for everyone at the club, including Wayne.Shaun Wright-Phillips is going back to his old club as well and theyare bothlooking forward to it.'
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