Given vows to win back Man City place

SHAY GIVEN is determined to prove Roberto Mancini wrong and force his way back into Manchester City’s starting XI.

The Republic of Ireland keeper is yet to play for his club this season, having lost his place to England’s Joe Hart, and a loan move to potential suitors such as Celtic and Fulham failed to materialise.

“For me, now the window has closed, that’s gone,” Given said. “I have got to put my head down and work hard and try to get back in the team. I don’t feel I have done a lot wrong since I have been at the club, so I suppose it’s about proving the manager wrong and trying to work hard to get back in the team and if I get a chance, taking that and seeing how it goes.

“It is frustrating, but this is life at a big club which can buy as many players as it wants. You have got to be patient. But I am delighted to have played tonight and to keep a clean sheet was a bonus as well.”


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