Aston Villa goalkeeper Shay Given admits he's gutted to be on the outer.

But he insists he must continue to stay focused in training rather than letting his disappointment fester.

"Frustration can sometimes boil over if you're not playing, but for me it's important that I keep my head down and work hard every day," said Given.

"I am gutted that I am not playing in the team, that's natural, and hopefully if I work hard I'll get back in the team. He is not scared to leave people out including me."