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Taylor determined to grab Birmingham chance

Birmingham City goalkeeper Maik Taylor is delighted with his chance today against Manchester City.

Taylor, frozen out by Birmingham manager Alex McLeish when Joe Hart arrived on loan from Manchester City, gets a rare chance to prove his boss wrong at St Andrews.

Hart is ineligible to face his parent club - which means that last season's No.1 will return between the posts.

Taylor told the Sunday Mirror: "Joe is a smashing lad. We get on great. We work really well with each other because we are both desperate to be in the team.

"I wasn't happy at the start of the season when the manager pulled me.

"But I've taken it on the chin. I've got my head down and waited for my opportunity. Now I've got one against City and I'm determined to make the most of it."

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