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Hart named in England squad

Joe Hart faces a busy month after being called up to the full England squad for the first team.

Hart is one of three keepers in Fabio Capello’s squad for the games against the USA on May 28th and Trinidad & Tobago on June 1st, with David James and Chris Kirkland also named.

He is also in Stuart Pearce’s England Under 21 squad for a friendly against Wales on May 15th, as is midfielder Michael Johnson.

The news of the senior call-up caps a great season for Joe, who established himself as City’s number one stopper and won the Official Supporters Club’s Young Player of the Year.

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The way Hart has performed this season, the decision to call him into the squad is not a surprise in the slightest.

Whilst David James has proved himself the most consistent keeper in the country despite his advancing years, the list of other challengers who have featured - namely Robinson, Carson and Foster, have failed to grab their opportunity and both Hart and Chris Kirkland are most definitely the likely candidates to push James as England head towards the World Cup qualifiers.