Joe Hart speaking about his relationship with Shay says “I’ve loved every minute of working with Shay…
…I have spoken to him a few times since we have been out here checking that everything is all right and keeping him updated, because he’s been a massive part of this squad. If he walked into our training camp now, faces would light up, including mine, because he’s a big character, and he’s a great goalkeeper with what he has done in the game and watching him and working with him has really helped my game. He’s taught me all sorts.”
“We’re fighting for one position and we totally understand that but we are not fighting each other, we are fighting to catch the manager’s eye. I had a situation before where the manager (Mark Hughes) chose him ahead of me and then this manager has changed it round.
“Shay’s been different class. I can’t speak highly enough of him. He’s been helpful on and off the field. I hope he does well.
“It goes without saying that Shay is too good to be a number two ‘keeper.
“And an old manager of mine – Alex McLeish – will be over the moon.”