Manchester City's English goalkeeper Joe Hart is grateful for the show of faith he's received from manager Sven Goran Eriksson this season.

"It's ironic that a foreign manager has been the one to give me a chance," said Hart. "It was a massive decision by him and I want to prove in every game he made the right decision.

"If I can help raise the reputation of English keepers by doing well, I'm happy. We've got enough ability in this country to provide more keepers in the Premier League. I've seen six or seven in the Championship who would do as well as some of the foreign keepers. It's a question of being given the opportunity."