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Hart hard done by, claims goalkeeper's union

Filed: Friday, 8th December 2017
By: Staff Writer

Joe Hart's former England colleague Chris Kirkland says that some people appear to have a "vendetta" against the current England goalkeeper.

Hart could be on the verge of losing his place in West Ham's first team following a string of disappointing performances since joining the Hammers on a season-long loan and the re-emergence of Adrian as a capable replacement.

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Yet according to Kirkland, who retired from the game just over a year ago having battled depression for four years, Hart has been harshly treated since returning from a loan spell with Torino last season.

"There seems to be a bit of a vendetta against him at the minute," Kirkland told talkSPORT. "For me hes a top, top keeper.

"The criticism Joe has taken has been very harsh, but we all know the industry were in - when you get a target on your back unfortunately it stays there for a while. But Joe is a big boy, hes a great goalkeeper and hes very confident hell fight this all the way."

Speaking about his goalkeeper dilemma earlier, Moyes refused to confirm which of his two 'keepers would start against Chelsea at the Olympic Stadium tomorrow. "I have got the decision in my mind but I'll keep it to myself," he told reporters.

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