Guzan departs Villa to find first team action

Brad Guzan has been released by Aston Villa and will now try to find regular first team football elsewhere.

Brad Guzan has been released by Aston Villa and will now try to find regular first team football elsewhere.

The 27-year old American goalkeeper found game time hard to come by at Villa Park behind countryman Brad Friedel and then Shay Given following his arrival from Chivas USA in 2008 and has decided to move on.

"For me, my first and foremost priority is sorting out my club situation because at my age I need to be playing games," he told Express & Star.

"I want to be playing games and I think I've proven, not only to myself but to my team-mates and to coaches that I can play at the highest level and if given the opportunity I can play well.

"When you get that taste of first-team experience you want more of it, and for me, getting the yank and going back to a backup role was frustrating. It was definitely frustrating.

"At the top level you may only get one chance and when you get that chance you have to take it.

"Fortunately for me, I think I was able to when I came in and now hopefully I'm able to reap the benefits in terms of going somewhere and getting a starting spot."

 

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