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02 Sep 2010 08:03:31

| Submit Comments| Comments (13)| Printable Version1/1Play SlideshowClose MapJoe HartJoe Hart admitted he would have looked for a move away from Manchester City if Shay Given had been handed the Blues number one spot. England goalkeeper Hart won the battle of the keepers at Eastlands and has started the season in impressive style. Number two Given has decided to stay at City and battle for his place despite interest from Fulham in the transfer window. Hart said: "I just wanted to play. Sitting on the bench just doesn't interest me because of the way I am and the way I enjoy football. "If Shay was in possession, then I would have looked elsewhere but luckily enough for now I'm playing and I just want to enjoy that. "But Shay Given is a huge keeper who has done well for years and years and is so well respected that I've got to be on my toes to keep my place and make it my own."I can't speak highly enough of the guy. "I respect him and look up to him in so many ways, not only as a keeper but as a person, a professional, everything about the way he is. I love working with him." Meanwhile, Hart's old club Shrewsbury are set for a financial boost if, as expected, he lines up against Bulgaria in Friday's Euro 2012 qualifier at Wembley. Hart, who joined City from the Shrews, said: "I think I am right in thinking Shrewsbury get half a million if I play on Friday. "That will be huge for the club. Last time when I played in the friendly, they thought they were getting it but it has to be a competitive game. "It is huge money for a team like that and I am pleased for them although there is only one player left from my time there. Everyone else has gone." Has Hart proved Mancini right? Have your say.| Submit Comments| Comments (13)| Printable VersionAdd A CommentEnter your comments:Sending


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