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Joe Hart is hoping his FA Cup heroics for West Ham's draw with Shrewsbury will earn him a Premier League recall

Joe Hart made a number of key saves to keep West Ham in the competition. Photo: PA

Joe Hart hopes his FA Cup heroics will earn him a Premier League recall for West Ham.

The England goalkeeper has not played in the league since November having been left on the Hammers' bench for the last eight top-flight games.

His only matches in the last six weeks have come in the Carabao Cup defeat to Arsenal and Sunday's 0-0 FA Cup third-round draw at Shrewsbury.

Boss David Moyes has preferred Adrian in the league since the Hammers' 4-0 defeat at Everton but, after keeping them in the FA Cup with saves from Mat Sadler and Shaun Whalley, Hart wants to play more.

Joe Hart captained the West Hame side who drew to Shrewsbury in the FA Cup third round. Credit: PA

"Yeah, of course. We will see, I just have to keep performing and see what happens," he said.

"You can't live in fear, I love football and enjoy it and so to get the opportunity to play I love it. Whether it is playing at Wembley or Shrewsbury Town I just want to play."

Hart's lack of action has led to speculation over his England future ahead of the summer's World Cup in Russia.

But the 30-year-old starred against his boyhood club on Sunday having started his career at Shrewsbury before moving to Manchester City in 2006.

Adrian's reinstallation to the first team has been vindicated by a string of impressive displays. Credit: PA

He is currently on loan at the London Stadium from City and admitted he enjoyed his return to Shropshire, having made 58 appearances for Town.

"It was really special, it is my home, it is where I am from. When you are a kid growing up and moving to Manchester when I am 19, everything is fast and coming at you," he said.

"But I am a bit of an older man now and stuff like this is more important and touches me more. The welcome was fantastic. I know most of these people.

"It is one of those towns where you are two people away from being connected to everyone. It was nice but during the 90 minutes they wanted to win and I wanted to win."

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