Hart still Man City number one
29 September 2014, 13:29
London - England goalkeeper Joe Hart will return for Manchester City in their Champions League tie at home to Roma on Tuesday after being replaced by Willy Caballero at the weekend.
Hart sat on the bench for City's 4-2 win at Hull City in the Premier League and Argentine Caballero, signed from Malaga in the summer, produced a solid display.
However, Hart remains manager Manuel Pellegrini's first choice.
Asked whether Hart would play in a match City cannot afford to lose, Pellegrini said: "Yes, he's in a very good moment also."
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Hart was in magnificent form in the 1-0 defeat by Bayern Munich in their opening Group E match earlier this month.
Pellegrini knows that defeat to Roma could seriously undermine his side's chances of reaching the last 16.
"It's a crucial game because Roma won their first match and we lost," Pellegrini said. "It will be a very tough group and we cannot drop points here at home. It's very important for us to win that game."
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