Alan Hutton is hoping to use upcoming World Cup qualifiers with Scotland as a shop window for clubs to see what he has to offer.
Hutton enjoyed a loan spell with Real Mallorca last season but has seen Villa reject three loan offers from Spanish club this summer.
He is now hoping he can get some game time from Scotland boss Gordon Strachan against Belgium on Friday and Macedonia on Tuesday in order to prove his worth.
"I want to prove to him and everyone else - not just here and Scotland, but also the manager at Villa and these kind of guys - and say, 'You might not want me but this is what I can do and what I am good at'," he said.
"It is a real motivation for me to show a lot of people. He (Strachan) put massive faith in me to play me. I totally respect the manager and his decisions and what he does.
"The only thing I can do is work hard and show him I am fit enough and ready to play."
"I was desperate to leave and nothing comes of it and you are on a bit of a downer.
"Monday (deadline day) was a nightmare of a day."