Given wants to increase pressure

09 October 2009 09:34
// A bit of a hack but it works// The article snippet is wrapped onto a second line, even when #article-sub is emptyif( $("div#article-sub").children().length == 0 ) {$("div#article-sub").remove();} Manchester City goalkeeper Shay Given hopes he and his team-mates can put pressure on the sides chasing Premier League glory.[LNB] Mark Hughes' troops have lived up to ambition, fuelled by owner Sheikh Mansour's finances, and sit fourth in the table after drawing with Aston Villa on Monday.[LNB]City also have a game in hand over Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham and Given wants to take advantage. [LNB]He said in the Manchester Evening News: "The next couple of games we are aiming for maximum points, and we still have a game in hand on the teams around us. We are looking to get as close as we can.[LNB]"It was important not to lose at Villa, because now we can look forward to the next game and hopefully push on up the league."[LNB]However, Given, who will be in World Cup qualifying action for the Republic of Ireland this weekend, knows there is still a long way to go in the season.[LNB]He added: "Nothing is handed out in October - all the prizes are handed out in May, and it will be a long winter. But we hope to be still up there in spring."[LNB]

Source: SKY_Sports