Pellegrini warning for Hart
Published 04/10/2013 | 16:06
Hart's form is again under scrutiny after two errors in City's 3-1 Champions League hammering by Bayern Munich at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday night.
They were the latest in a growing series of mistakes by Hart in an indifferent run now stretching back almost a year.
Pellegrini said: "I will decide tomorrow if he starts. I don't tell you now if Joe will play tomorrow because the players don't know yet, but tomorrow I decide.
"Of course Joe knows he must improve the way he is playing but he has our trust."
When asked further Pellegrini, speaking at his pre-Everton press conference, said: "I am always contemplating different things. Tomorrow I will decide."
Pellegrini is also supportive and is confident the 26-year-old will bounce back.
He said: "Of course, he feels that he didn't do very well but I think he doesn't have any problem.
"He continues with the trust of all the team and with our trust so we hope he will recover soon from what he did last match."
One of the criticisms levelled at both City and England is that there is a lack of serious competition for the goalkeeper's jersey.
From City's point of view, Pellegrini does not agree, insisting Romanian Costel Pantilimon is a viable alternative.
He said: "Costel Pantilimon is a very good goalkeeper also, he has all the rights to play.
"He is working hard and I am absolutely sure, if it is tomorrow or another game and he must play, he will do well."