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James will bounce back

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Manchester City and England goalkeeper, David James, has been given a timely confidence boost by Club Manager Stuart Pearce.

Speaking today, Pearce backed City's number one after this morning's tabloid attacks, saying: "That’s always been the way with David. People for whatever reason pick on any one mistake that he makes and highlight that.

"All I’m concerned about is what he does for me on Saturday. He’ll come back in, train with us today, and hopefully he’ll do well for me. He’s not let me down yet."

And the Manager expects James to recover from the media bruising and show everyone his worth - starting with Saturday's trip to Birmingham: "The big players, and make no mistake he’s a big player for us, they all bounce back and bounce back stronger.

"I expect that from David, I’ve seen it before from him when he’s come under the spotlight for certain things, and I’m sure he’ll give us a big game on Saturday again.

"He’s a big enough man - he’ll deal with that. It's not a problem for him."

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Dunne in contention

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Manager Stuart Pearce today confirmed that vice-captain, Richard Dunne, is in the frame for the away trip to Birmingham on Saturday.

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Bradley on the money

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Reserve team boss Steve Wigley has hailed Bradley Wright-Phillips as his "money man" after the striker grabbed a late winner to give the reserves their first win of the season.

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City amputees at World Cup

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Members of City’s all conquering amputee team have been leading the way for England at the Amputee World Cup currently taking place in Brazil.