Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

HART BREAK ; Drop Joe and Give Costel a Go Legend Corrigan Tells Pellegrini [Edition 3]

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

HART BREAK ; Drop Joe and Give Costel a Go Legend Corrigan Tells Pellegrini [Edition 3]

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COSTEL Pantilimon should be given his chance to become City's number one.

Blues legend Joe Corrigan believes that the Romanian can seize his chance to take over in goal if he impresses in tomorrow night's Capital One Cup tie at Newcastle United.

Corrigan made it plain that he feels defender Matija Nastasic was also to blame for the error which handed Fernando Torres the winning goal in Sunday's match at Chelsea.

But he feels that Hart needs to go 'back to basics', and that manager Manuel Pellegrini needs to give Romania international Pantilimon an opportunity to show what he can do.

"I've defended Joe to the hilt but these mistakes keep on happening and you have to wonder why," said Corrigan, who won nine England caps, as well as lifting the European Cup Winners' Cup and two League Cups with City.

"It's unfortunate because he's proved himself as one of the top keepers and I've been a big admirer of his - but it is just becoming a bit too regular now. …

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