Manchester City's number two, Joe Hart, is set to return in Manchester City's home tie against Viktoria Plzen in the Champions League, reports BBC Sport.

The Englishman has been sitting on the bench for five consecutive games now, after his horrible mistake against Chelsea, which cost City a point.

Costel Pantilimon has been the make-shift keeper in November, as the Romanian goalkeeper has only conceded three goals in his last five games, against CSKA Moscow and Sunderland.

Hart previously had featured for England in an international friendly against Germany, which they lost 1-0, but the former Birmingham keeper pulled off a few good saves to keep the score at a satisfactory number.

Pellegrini stated that the 26-year-old will be playing on Wednesday against the Czech Republic side on Sunday, after his side triumphed a 6-0 victory over Tottenham.

Manchester City sit second in their Champions League group and have already qualified for for the knock-out stages of the draw, as this game is a chance for the England keeper to hold a claim to the number one place at Manchester City

Joe Hart had previously gone three seasons without missing a game in the Premier League, but has recently been under the spotlight of making a few mistakes which have cost his side in big games, most notably against Bayern Munich, which the home side lost 3-1.

The last match the former Shrewsbury player featured in was against CSKA Moscow, where the number two pulled off a brilliant save in the dying embers of the match to prevent Keisuke Honda from scoring, and to secure a 2-1 victory for the visitors.

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