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Hart to return against Plzen

Manuel Pellegrini has confirmed Joe Hart will return to the Manchester City starting lineup when they host Viktoria Plzen in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Joe Hart has now missed four consecutive games for Manchester City.
Joe Hart has been benched since gifted Chelsea's Fernando Torres a late winner.

Pellegrini had overlooked Hart for the past five matches after the England international made high profile errors which cost the team goals against Cardiff, Aston Villa, Bayern Munich and Chelsea.

Following City’s 6-0 demolition of Tottenham on Sunday, in which Pellegrini opted to select Costel Pantilimon once more, the Chilean stated he intended to play Hart when Plzen visit the Etihad for their Champions League group tie.

"Joe Hart will play on Wednesday," the manager confirmed.

Hart has not featured for City since Oct. 27 and also sat out of England’s friendly with Chile earlier this month. However, the 26-year-old impressed for Roy Hodgson’s side in a friendly against Germany last Tuesday.

City have already qualified for the last 16 in the Champions League.


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