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Guzan hails Villa hitmen

2011-12-07 09:50:08, Views: 6, Clubcall

Guzan hails Villa hitmen

Brad Guzan claims facing Darren Bent and Gabby Agbonlahor in training will have him well prepared for his first Premier League start.

Aston Villa's second choice goalkeeper is preparing to replace hamstring injury victim Shay Given in the Villa starting XI against Bolton at the Reebok Stadium this weekend.

However, the big American custodian insists he does not fear facing anyone because he is used to having Villa's deadly strike duo of Bent and Agbonlahor up against him in training.

Guzan, who came on for Given during Saturday's 1-0 defeat against Manchester United at Villa Park told the club's website: "People will talk about me not having played much Premier League football but there's no better preparation than facing the likes of Benty and Gabby every day.

"To be able to train with these guys, these are world-class strikers. It's tremendous for me and my development.

"When you train with these guys every day, it prepares you really well.

"They have loads of experience and they're great finishers.

"To now be able to step on to the Premier League stage and have them on your team, rather than facing them in training, is really nice.

"When you train with these guys day in and day out, it makes it a lot easier to step in to action which I'll be doing.

"I will be good. It's the best league in the world and a lot of people agree with me.

"To have the chance to play in the Premier League at a club like Aston Villa is fantastic.

"I can't wait for the challenge. For me, I just have to step in now and do a job."


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