Guzan could remain Villa starter despite Given's return

Guzan could remain Villa starter despite Given's return

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Guzan could remain Villa starter despite Given's return

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Shay Given has recovered from his groin injury and has returned to training for Aston Villa, but that does not necessarily mean he is going to supplant Brad Guzan as the Villans' starting goalkeeper.

Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish is keeping his options open in terms of who to start between the goal posts on a permanent basis as a result of Guzan's string of strong performances since filling in for Given since early December.

Guzan has helped the Villans to a 3-3-1 record since taking over, with his most recent outing being a 3-1 victory over Bristol City in the third round of FA Cup. Guzan made six saves in the game, including a penalty kick stop that continued to further establish him as a good spot-kick blocker.

McLeish might soon have to make a decision. Given, who signed with the club in the offseason for an estimated $6.1 million, could be healthy enough to play in this weekend's match against Everton.

Who do you think should be Villa's starting goalkeeper? If Guzan is dethroned, should he look for a loan during this transfer window?

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