Pellegrini backs Hart to improve his form

The England international goalkeeper has come under fire for his performances for both club and country this season, and endured a difficult game on Wednesday as City were comprehensively beaten by Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League.

Hart was beaten at his near post by shots from Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben as Bayern cruised to a 3-1 victory at the Etihad Stadium, leading to speculation that Pellegrini may consider taking him out of the firing line for Saturday's clash with Everton.

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