Savage says England should be concerned over form of Man City keeper Hart

Former Wales star Robbie Savage says Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart could be a liability for England.

Former Wales star Robbie Savage says Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart could be a liability for England.

Savage wrote in the Mirror: "Hart’s blunders for Manchester City against Bayern Munich have exposed a flaw in the Three Lions boss’ forward planning.

"As I’ve said before, Hart’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 ­importance.

"Hodgson cannot afford to risk hooking Hart and exposing an understudy’s nerves in the same way that Steve McClaren’s decision to hand Scott Carson his debut against Croatia in 2007 ­backfired disastrously.

"But it’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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