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Joe Hart to return for West Ham in boost to World Cup hopes

Hart lost his place to Adrian in December but will return after West Ham conceded eight in two matches.

Joe Hart has been thrown a World Cup lifeline by David Moyes.

The goalkeeper’s England spot for this summer’s tournament in Russia has been in jeopardy since he lost his place at West Ham in December following some inconsistent performances.

Moyes installed Spanish keeper Adrian as his number one, but after seeing him ship eight goals in the last two matches the Hammers boss is turning back to Hart for Saturday’s visit of Burnley.

“Joe Hart will start,” Moyes confirmed.

“Am I happy with the goals we conceded? No I’m not.

“I’ve said it all along, Joe’s been good, and I’ve got competition in some places so you have to play well. There’s big pressure if you don’t perform.

“There were a couple of games where I wasn’t quite so happy that we didn’t do as well as we should have.

“If I thought there were no mistakes or no problems I wouldn’t have made any changes.”

Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate is sure to monitor Hart’s performance closely.

Southgate names his squad for the forthcoming friendlies away to Holland and at home to Italy next Thursday.

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