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Friday media watch [15.02.13]: Keeper Guzan in the spotlight

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Friday media watch [15.02.13]: Keeper Guzan in the spotlight

Birmingham Mail: Aston Villa legend Gordon Cowans reckons the claret and blues must "scrap for every ball" during their tense Premier League survival battle. Paul Lambert's 17th-placed side have a fixture-free weekend to look forward to before resuming their top-flight fight for safety against Arsenal at the Emirates a week tomorrow.

Express and Star: Aston Villa goalkeeper Brad Guzan today revealed he would like to finish his playing days in Major League Soccer with hometown club Chicago Fire. The American international has established himself as Paul Lambert's first-choice keeper this season after he re-signed for the claret and blues having initially been released.

ClubCall: Brad Guzan is aiming to repay Aston Villa for giving him a chance to play in the Premier League by helping the club stay in it. The 28-year-old American goalkeeper has been at Villa Park since 2008 and struggled for first-team action during his first spell at the club.

ClubCall: Charles N'Zogbia has vowed to score more goals to help Aston Villa's Premier League survival bid in the rest of the season. The France international midfielder ended a barren run in front of goal for Paul Lambert's side when he scored a stunning free-kick during last Sunday's 2-1 win against West Ham at Villa Park.

MLS: US national team and Aston Villa 'keeper Brad Guzan is heading back to MLS. One day, anyway. "Would I like to return to MLS one day? Yes, definitely. I was only a kid when I first went into MLS and it was still growing," he tells the English media. "To see now from watching the highlights on the internet and TV just how far it has come."

*The extracts on this page are taken from various newspapers and media outlets. They do not necessarily reflect the views of Aston Villa.

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By @AVFCOfficial 15th February 2013
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