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Man City's Hart to win shock England call

Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart is set to be accelerated into the England senior team by coach Fabio Capello.

In an interview on Italian radio, Capello has expressed his frustration with the fact that so few players in the Barclays Premier League are available to him.

He said: "Only 38 per cent of the players are English. The pool is reduced. I have had to reinstate a 37-year-old goalkeeper but I have spotted one in the Under 21s who is very interesting."

That goalkeeper is 20-year-old Hart and he could well leap ahead of James as well the other two goalkeepers he selected for his first squad - Scott Carson and Chris Kirkland - and Paul Robinson, Robert Green and the injured Ben Foster. Capello nevertheless said how much he is enjoying English football.

"Their culture is extraordinarily beautiful,' he said. 'The stadiums are always full, they give their utmost but it is always in the correct way. The referees let the game run, in contrast to Italy where the play is constantly broken up.

"But certainly the media pressure is heavy, particularly on the national coach."

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