"As Iâ€™ve said before, Hartâ€™s biggest drawback has been a lack of serious competition for club and country, where he has enjoyed almost untouchable status for three years.
"It would have been a huge call for Hodgson to drop him ahead of the double header against Montenegro and Poland next week, and throw in a less experienced player for two games of massive Âimportance.
"Hodgson cannot afford to risk hooking Hart and exposing an understudyâ€™s nerves in the same way that Steve McClarenâ€™s decision to hand Scott Carson his debut against Croatia in 2007 Âbackfired disastrously.
"But itâ€™s a shame he has not given Fraser Forster any game time since calling him into the England squad a year ago.
"Celtic keeper Forster was fantastic against Barcelona in midweek and it must be only a matter of time before he wins a cap."
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