Date: 6th July 2013 at 11:34am
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Vital Villa`s player of the season, Brad Guzan has just signed a new four year contract which ties him to the club until 2017.

The 28-year-old is quoted on saying it is exciting to be part of the new direction the Club have taken”

‘We have to build on last year and go forward and that is very much the collective mindset at the Club. We grew together as a team last season and now it’s time to kick on again. We’ll welcome the new guys with open arms and allow them to join this special family that we’ve started to create from last season. It’s an exciting time for the Club for sure.”

Guzan home kit

And this makes for nice reading: ‘For me, it’s an honour and a privilege to play for Aston Villa Football Club and to commit my future long-term. I’m overjoyed by it.”

‘To have this opportunity to commit my future, with the plans and the future being what they are going forward, it’s tremendously exciting and I know that’s not just for me but for everybody, including the fans. This is what Aston Villa Football Club is all about, we’re a very connected and very committed group and we want to strive to be the best we can possibly be going forward. What we’re building here as a Club, what the manager is building could be very special.”

Lambert says the player was ‘colossal` last season and that he is ‘fantastic` on and off the pitch and a credit to the club.

Guzan punching ball

Superb. So nice to see a player who was released fight back and become so integral to the squad.