Taylor determined to fight Carson for Villa place

Stuart Taylor refuses to accept another spell on the bench after Aston Villa's capture of Liverpool goalkeeper Scott Carson.

He told avfc.co.uk: "Who knows what's going to happen now? There's me, Thomas [Sorensen] and Scott Carson here now and I don't know what's going to happen."

"The manager has decided to bring Scott Carson in, because of the injury to Thomas, but I played on Saturday and I'd like to play next week.

"I'm in the football business to play football. I don't want to sit on the bench and I'd like to play next week at Newcastle.

"But obviously it's the manager's choice and I respect that. I've just got to get my head down and keep working.

"It's a hard job being a sub goalie. It's hard waiting for your chance to come along and not knowing if you'll play at all.

"I was happy with my performance. Playing against a team like that, you expect to be busy.

"I felt I made some decent saves and I was happy with my game, but the luck wasn't on our side. That's football.

"Maybe if I hadn't played so much in pre-season I wouldn't have been as sharp as I was against Liverpool.

"But that's how it works. Someone's downfall is to my advantage. Thomas is injured and that means I've played more games than I expected. That's kept me sharper."

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