Hart vows to ignore West Ham boo-boys

Joe Hart has insisted that he has not been affected by the criticism of his form from the West Ham United supporters this season.

Hart joined West Ham on loan from Manchester City last summer with the view to securing regular football ahead of the 2018 World Cup.

The England international has struggled for regular action at the London Stadium, however, with Adrian often preferred between the sticks.

Hart has been included in the England squad for the upcoming friendlies with Netherlands and Italy, but the 30-year-old now faces a battle with the likes of Jordan Pickford, Nick Pope and Jack Butland to hold onto the gloves.

When questioned on the criticism from the West Ham fans this season, Hart insisted that he will ‘keep working hard’ in a bid to overcome a difficult period in his career.

Hart told Sky Sports:

“I’m not going to let that ever affect me. The position I’m in if you let confidence dip it’s going to affect you badly.

“I’m me, I’m going to keep working hard, I’ve worked hard every day of my life and I’ll continue to do that whether I’m playing or not.”

Hart has conceded 33 times in 15 Premier League appearances for West Ham this season – including three at home to Burnley last time out.