Aston Villa goalkeeper Shay Given admits he's struggled mentally being benched this season.
Given, 36, hasnâ€™t played a ÂPremier League game since boss Paul Lambert axed him to Âpromote Brad Guzan two games into the season.
The keeper said: â€œYou miss the buzz of playing games. I donâ€™t know what the managerâ€™s thoughts are, but hopefully I will play at Bradford.
â€œIt is the manager who picks the team and for me, when I get the chance, itâ€™s important I Âremind him that there is still plenty of life left in me and still plenty of years left ahead of me.
â€œItâ€™s a tough one but the Âmanager has gone with Brad this season.
â€œWhen you work hard all week and come match day you are not playing it can be soul-Âdestroying.
â€œThese games have been good for me, the League Cup and Âlooking forward to the FA Cup, as I knew earlier in the week that Iâ€™d be playing against Ipswich."