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Hughes looking at Hart loan

"Joe is frustrated and obviously wants to play. We will look at his situation in the coming weeks and it might be to both Joe's and the club's benefit if he did go out on loan.

"He'd be playing on a regular basis and, given his ability, he would no doubt improve his standing in the game and help his development."


I've written previously that the best situation for all concerned would be for Joe Hart to spend the 2009/10 season out on loan at a Premier League side. Shay Given has arrived at the club and been nothing short of excellent, but far from being jettisoned, Hart still has plenty to offer in the future.

For the present time though, what must be of concern though for Hart is that next season is a World Cup year and given the uncertaincy with the England goalkeeping position, a squad place (at the very least) is within his reach.

Not if he is sat on the bench though, and I do believe he will spend 2009/10 at a rival Premier League club, which will aid his development for our benefit in the long term, but in the short term very much for his own.