Birmingham keeper coach Watson credited for Hart Man City success

Birmingham City goalkeeper coach Dave Watson is being credited as the man behind the success of Manchester City's Joe Hart.

Birmingham City goalkeeper coach Dave Watson is being credited as the man behind the success of Manchester City's Joe Hart.

Wales international Boaz Myhill says his work with Birmingham goalkeeping coach Watson – the man Hart says transformed his fortunes when he lost his Manchester City place to Shay Given – is a big part of the reason.

Myhill, 28, aims for his fifth clean sheet of the campaign at Southampton today, and he said: “The training here has been excellent – far more physical than I have been used to in the past.

"But I’ve really enjoyed it and I’m confident Dave is going to improve me. I’d say we’re very lucky as a Championship club to have a goalkeeping coach of that quality. Everybody saw how Joe improved during the season he spent at this club.”

 

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