Villa boss O’Neill identifies Guzan weakness - his beard!

Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill is ready to hand Brad Guzan a fresh Carling Cup chance against Portsmouth.

O'Neill has been impressed by Guzan, 25, but less so with the American's beard!

He said; "Brad Friedel's 38 now and won't be going on for ever. I wouldn't want to have anyone else around than Guzan.

"The beard's not so clever, though. In fact, it's pretty gruesome. He has done it for some sort of bet - I don't know the details but it stays there until Christmas."