Aston Villa’s Brad Guzan discusses working with Mark Bunn

Brad Guzan

Mark Bunn is rivalling Brad Guzan for the Aston Villa goalkeeping spot.

Speaking to the Aston Villa website, Brad Guzan has admitted it has been brilliant to work alongside Mark Bunn, the summer signing who is rivalling Guzan for the goalkeeping jersey.

“He's been brilliant,” Guzan said. “He's come right in and you'd think he's been here for years. Fair play to him. It's been really good. We have a good working relationship for sure. When it's time to work, we work hard and make sure we're putting everything we have into training but we're able to have a laugh and a joke which is important.”

Burn arrived at Villa Park over the summer, agreeing a free transfer from Norwich City to take the back-up role in Tim Sherwood’s team.

He has played just one game this season, conceding three times in the League Cup victory over Notts County.

With Guzan still not playing at top form, there is a good chance that Bunn could fight his way into Sherwood’s Premier League starting XI in the near future, although he does face a challenge considering he let in three goals against a League Two side in his only appearance this season.

They may be competing for the starting goalkeeper’s role, but Guzan has admitted that it is brilliant to be working alongside Bunn, and that their relationship means both players give their all in training, knowing that a Premier League place is available if one of them manages to impress Sherwood.

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