Belfast Telegraph

Caballero sure Man City won't suffer from loss of Hart

Willy Caballero is ready to step in for Joe Hart as Manchester City enter a critical month in their season. Caballero, City's second-choice goalkeeper, was forced into action after Hart suffered a calf injury in Sunday's costly 1-0 derby defeat to Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium.

The 34-year-old, signed from manager Manuel Pellegrini's former club Malaga two years ago, said: "When I came here I knew what was going to be my situation, but I came to play, so if I have the opportunity I always try to take it and keep it.

"I try to do my best. I had opportunities in the cup and I have been training really well, so I think I am ready."

Despite Caballero's confidence, Hart's absence over the next month, as City battle to hang onto fourth position in the Premier League and face Paris St Germain in the Champions League quarter-finals, is another serious blow for the club.

The 28-year-old has been a consistent performer throughout a patchy campaign for the team.

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