Given hopes City splash more cash

14 June 2010 10:27
Shay Given hopes Manchester City continue to strengthen as Roberto Mancini builds a team capable of challenging for Premier League glory.[LNB] The ambitious Eastlands outfit just missed out on a Champions League place this season, although Mancini and co will not settle for just a top four place.[LNB]City only lost seven league games during the campaign - the same number as second-placed Manchester United - but too many draws cost them a higher finish.[LNB]The club have spent millions in the transfer market in recent years and while City have a squad that is the envy of many a Premier League manager, Given feels they still need to add one or two big names.[LNB]When asked whether he likes City to add more names to their squad this summer, Given told Sky Sports News: "I hope so.[LNB]"I want the club to keep moving forward and the more players we can get to helps to strengths the squad.[LNB]"We've got a very strong squad at the minute, don't get me wrong.[LNB]"If we can get a couple more world class players into the team it will really strengthen us for the campaign next year."[LNB]Given finished the campaign on the sidelines after dislocating his shoulder against Arsenal, an injury that saw him stretchered off the field in agony.[LNB]The Republic of Ireland ace is on the road to recovery and is excited about how well his rehabilitation is progressing.[LNB]"I'm working with the physiotherapist everyday and doing my rehab as you obviously need to do after an operation," he continued.[LNB]"I'm really positive that everything is going good so I'm really chuffed about it."[LNB]Meanwhile, Given has offered his support to England keeper Rob Green following his World Cup howler against USA on Saturday.[LNB]The West Ham shot-stopper gifted Clint Dempsey USA's equaliser in their Group C opener, a mistake that cost England two points as they were held 1-1.[LNB]Given has backed Green to bounce back from the disappointment as he believes he has proved in recent campaigns that he is a top class keeper.[LNB]"He's proved over the last number of seasons how good a keeper he is.[LNB]"I wished him well a couple of days ago. I dropped him a text and stuff.[LNB]"I hope he plays to be honest and does really well. It's one of the best football experiences of your life."

Source: Team_Talk