Mancini will have heart to Hart with Joe

The Italian boss plans to hold talks with the 22-year-old
goalkeeper at the end of the season once his successful loan spell
with Birmingham ends. Hart, who has been ruled out of the match at
Eastlands on Sunday as it is against his parent club, is enjoying
an impressive campaign. However, keeping both number one Shay Given
and Hart happy at City is another matter. Mancini told the club’s
website: “We have a very good goalkeeper at the club in Shay Given.
Shay and Joe Hart are two of the best in the Premier League, and it
is important to have two good goalkeepers. “The Premier League
season is long, and if you are playing in the Champions League, as
well as the FA Cup and the League Cup, then you need the players –
you need two top goalkeepers. “It is important that I speak with
Joe in the weeks after the Premier League finishes, then we will
see about next season. He has worked very well at Birmingham and he
has developed.” Such has been Hart’s good form at Birmingham he has
been tipped to win a place in England’s World Cup squad. England
manager Fabio Capello has been monitoring his progress with both
David James and Robert Green in sides at the wrong end of the
table. Mancini added: “Joe could be at the World Cup – he is a
good, young, strong goalkeeper. Capello knows him very well now,
and if he decides on Joe, then that is a good choice. “I’m happy
for Joe that he’s doing so well but I’m also pleased that he cannot
play against us on Sunday!”