Given full of praise for Bellamy

Given believes the Welsh striker is as valuable to City as any of their big summer signings.

“He is a very valuable player to us and his work-rate is phenomenal,” Given said.

“The ProZone stats show he is right up there with running, distance covered and sprints – he works his socks off and he’s popped up with some great goals.

“Does he ever stop moaning? He has his moments, but not very often. He probably moans in his sleep too, but that’s the way he is.

“He is a fiery little guy and he demands the best out of the players around him because he is a winner and he wants the people out there with him to be the same.”