Given has been impressed by the match-saving form of team-mate and good friend Guzan and insists Villaâ€™s plight over the coming weeks and months is much more important than his personal situation.
â€śMy fitness is fine,â€ť Given told the Birmingham Mail. â€śIâ€™m just keeping my head down and hoping to get a chance.
â€śTo be fair to Brad Guzan, heâ€™s been playing some great stuff and heâ€™s doing really well.
â€śIt is a tough one for the manager to pick one of us. He has gone with Brad this season and it is has been difficult for me at times because, when you work hard all week and come match day you are not playing, it is hard.
â€śBut the most important thing is Aston Villa being in the Premier League next season. Richard Scudamore was talking about the money going up next year and itâ€™s a season you donâ€™t want to get relegated. Weâ€™re all pulling in the same direction.â€ť