Given set for Villa recall

Shay Given is set for an Aston Villa recall for their FA Cup tie with Ipswich Town.

Shay Given is set for an Aston Villa recall for their FA Cup tie with Ipswich Town.

Villa have conceded 17 goals in their last four Premier League fixtures and boss Paul Lambert is deliberating whether he returns at Brad Guzan’s expense.

Lambert said: "Brad hasn’t been at fault for any of the goals but Shay definitely comes into my thinking for this.

"I think it might have been harder for Brad if he was a young guy, but Brad is a top professional and really mentally strong.

"From that point of view, yes of course it hurts losing goals, but I don't think it will affect him, not knowing him the way I do.

"I certainly wouldn't put Brad out of the team for what has happened.

"I don't think it's Brad Guzan's fault for the 17 goals we've let in. If it was not for Brad Guzan, it might have been 34."

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