Hart happy to reprise City loan

Goalkeeper Joe Hart has revealed he would be the open to the idea of returning to Birmingham City on loan next season.

Hart, 22, has been in impressive form since joining the Blues on a season-long loan last summer from Manchester City.

The former England Under-21 keeper was allowed to leave Eastlands on a temporary basis following big-spending City's acquisition of Shay Given 12 months ago.

Blues boss Alex McLeish recently failed with an approach to sign Hart on a permanent basis, but the player himself has now revealed that he could be tempted to return to St Andrew's on loan next term should he remain behind Given in the City pecking order.

"My situation is out there on the pitch," he told the Birmingham Mail.

"That's all I've come to Birmingham to do, play football here until the end of the season. Whatever happens, happens.

"Would I come back for another season? I'm not going to rule anything out. It's exciting stuff and it's nice to be wanted, obviously after what I had last year.

"Shay Given is a great goalie. I think him, Brad Friedel, David James and Edwin van der Sar have been the best in the Premier League.

They are the people I look up to. I can't see it changing for a while.

"It's up to Manchester City what they do, but I don't look too far in the future."

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