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Taylor determined to fight Carson for Villa place

Stuart Taylor refuses to accept another spell on the bench after Aston Villa's capture of Liverpool goalkeeper Scott Carson.

He told "Who knows what's going to happen now? There's me, Thomas [Sorensen] and Scott Carson here now and I don't know what's going to happen."

"The manager has decided to bring Scott Carson in, because of the injury to Thomas, but I played on Saturday and I'd like to play next week.

"I'm in the football business to play football. I don't want to sit on the bench and I'd like to play next week at Newcastle.

"But obviously it's the manager's choice and I respect that. I've just got to get my head down and keep working.

"It's a hard job being a sub goalie. It's hard waiting for your chance to come along and not knowing if you'll play at all.

"I was happy with my performance. Playing against a team like that, you expect to be busy.

"I felt I made some decent saves and I was happy with my game, but the luck wasn't on our side. That's football.

"Maybe if I hadn't played so much in pre-season I wouldn't have been as sharp as I was against Liverpool.

"But that's how it works. Someone's downfall is to my advantage. Thomas is injured and that means I've played more games than I expected. That's kept me sharper."

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