Villa No1 Given: Guzan can be proud of achievements this season

Aston Villa goalkeeper Shay Given says Brad Guzan can be proud of his performances this season.

Aston Villa goalkeeper Shay Given says Brad Guzan can be proud of his performances this season.

The two custodians enjoy a close working relationship on the training field and Given heaped praise on his team-mate for the way he conducted himself on and off the pitch.

"He's still in good form, to be fair," said the 35-year-old to Villa's website.

"Brad's a great guy away from football, and around the changing room he's a really good character as well.

"When I got back in the team he wished me really well and he took it on the chin.

"Brad should be very proud of how he played for the club and I think he showed a lot of fans, not just Aston Villa, but a lot of fans around the country how good a goalkeeper he is.

"I think he can take great credit from his performances when he did play."

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