Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp believes Roberto Mancini's Manchester City may rue their decision not to pen a recall clause in goalkeeper Joe Hart's loan agreement with fellow Premier League side Birmingham City.
City will be without first-choice shot-stopper Shay Given for the rest of the campaign after he dislocated his shoulder at Arsenal last weekend and, with deputy Stuart Taylor out injured and Faroe Islands international Gunnar Nielsen the only fit keeper at Eastlands, Marton Fulop has been drafted in on an emergency loan deal.
The Premier League would probably have vetoed any recall application so Mancini is expected to pin his faith on Fulop, who is expected to start in their crucial top-four showdown with Aston Villa on Saturday and Redknapp will be watching on with interest.
Speaking to reporters, the Spurs boss said:"They were talking about getting Hart back but there was no clause in the deal to bring him back.
"You need to put the clause in the contract if you want him back, if you get injuries that's the key. It was probably an oversight on their part. They should have put it in.
"We haven't complained about it at all, it's no big deal.
"Fulop used to play at Spurs before I came here. The lads here say he was a good goalkeeper. It'll be a tough test for him though, Villa are in good form."