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Shrews get half million for Hart

Joe Hart
Hart's performances have caught the eye of Fabio Capello (Getty)

Shrewsbury Town are now in line for their expected 500,000 windfall after former keeper Joe Hart made his England debut on Sunday night in Trinidad.

The deal that took Hart, 21, from his hometown club to Manchester City for 600,000 two years ago included an add-on for winning a full England cap.

And Hart won his first cap in the 3-0 win over Trinidad & Tobago, coming on as a half-time sub for David James.

Hart was signed for City by Stuart Pearce, his England Under-21s boss.

Thanks to his consistency between the sticks for City last season, the Shrewsbury-born keeper then caught the eye of senior England coach Fabio Capello.

But Hart is refusing to get carried away by his rise into the international ranks.

"Everyone just wants to be involved and play for their country," Hart told the FA website. "It's great looking back on how far I've come, but also how far there is still to go - and I won't take anything for granted."

see also
Shrews prepare for Hart windfall
12 May 08 |  Shrewsbury
Hart backed for long England stay
14 May 08 |  Shrewsbury

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