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Scott Carson Determined To Play At Least One Game For Manchester City After Being Terrorised By Kyle Walker

Scott Carson Determined To Play At Least One Game For Manchester City After Being Terrorised By Kyle Walker

Scott Carson is determined to make at least one appearance for Manchester City after being teased by teammate Kyle Walker.

City and England defender Walker put the goalkeeping gloves and shirt on for nine minutes against Atalanta in the Champions League last season after City saw Ederson forced off with injury and sub shot-stopper Claudio Bravo sent off in the second half.

Walker's first involvement was to save a free-kick and he went on to keep a clean sheet in the 1-1 draw at the San Siro.

It would have been a perfect opportunity for Carson to make a first appearance for City but he wasn't included in the club's Champions League squad.

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And Walker regularly mentions the fact that he's played in net for City more times than the veteran.

"Kyle always tells me he has more goalkeeping appearances than me for Manchester City," Carson told ESPN FC.

"That's another reason why I want to get at least one game during my time here!"

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That hasn't been the only joke the 35-year-old has had to content with during his time at City, where he is on loan from Derby County for a second season.

He was given a tour of the Etihad Stadium for his secret Santa gift and took it surprisingly well.

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"I'm one of the first to give stick to the lads," the former West Brom goalkeeper said.

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"So they take the piss with me too. But I love that."

Carson, with over 500 appearances under his belt and the only player in the City squad with a Champion League winners medal, has an important role in keeping Ederson and Zack Steffen on their toes in training on a daily basis.

But after not taking to the pitch in any of the 70 competitive fixtures City have played since he arrived, he does still want to play.

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"I don't want to be here for however long I am at the club and end up with a zero on my appearance record," Carson explained.

"In my whole career, I have never wanted to just be somewhere and be happy not to play. I come in every day as though there could be an opportunity. Nobody knows what can happen.

"If I play, I know it won't come from me performing in the training ground -- it will come because of some misfortune affecting one of the other keepers. That's the reality of my situation. But my Derby contract is up in July and I am on loan here until that runs out. From then, who knows?"

Carson has assumed a similar role at City to the one Rob Green had at Chelsea as he came to the end of his career.

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Topics: Manchester City, Football News, Football, Pep Guardiola, Kyle Walker

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