​Aston Villa Rémi Garde manager dropped under-fire goalkeeper Brad Guzan as a result of the US international’s poor form and even worse attitude of late, but the decision was vindicated after replacement Mark Bunn kept a clean sheet in a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace on Tuesday. With Guzan having now lost his place under his last two managers, is his future now sealed with the Villans at the end of the season?


The 31-year-old lost his place to veteran Shay Given under former manager Tim Sherwood at the end of the last season, and missed out on representing the Midlands outfit in the FA Cup final too. He’s been full of errors in the last two-and-a-half campaigns for Aston Villa, and seems to have struck a nerve with the manager following his recent conduct.


Guzan was one of two players singled out for aiming expletive remarks at angry supporters following Villa’s 1-1 draw with Wycombe Wanderers in the FA Cup third round, and is expected to be out the door in the summer regardless of Villa’s fortunes. His poor distribution, uncertainty in the box and habit of making an individual error should see him permanently replaced in the summer.

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The club need to rebuild from top to bottom, and cutting the wage bill is the first priority. Guzan is among the higher earners in the squad, but his form hasn't vindicated such outlay. Former Villa manager Tim Sherwood hinted that the club were eyeing up a new No.1 shot-stopper last summer, and recent rumours have linked them with a number of goalkeeper too.


It’s clear patience has ran out for Brad Guzan, and his careless attitude about the club’s plight could well be the straw that broke the camel’s back. It’s unlikely he will force his way back into the starting lineup unless Bunn’s form spirals, so will Aston Villa be in the market for a new goalkeeper at the end of the season? 


Is Brad Guzan’s second spell in the Midlands over?