Date: 5th February 2008 at 5:49pm
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According to reports today, Martin O’Neill is set to return to American Soccer League team Chivas in the summer to try to resurrect the move for goalkeeper Brad Guzan. The shot stopper was blocked by the Home Office from making a £2m move as he hadn’t played for his country enough times.

Martin O’Neill explained: ‘We wanted to try and get Brad Guzan in because I believe he has got really good ability. He wanted to come to Aston Villa, which was really encouraging, but his appeal for a work permit was turned down. They do not tell you why, six people sit in on it and take a vote. I am certainly going to have a look at it again in the future. If you are talking about the keepers that America has produced then he is in line with those.’

USA manager Bob Bradley added on Setanta Sports: ‘His mentality is really strong. He got thrown into a difficult situation his first year with Chivas. As a young goalkeeper that’s hard. I would say not all young goalkeepers would have survived that year. Brad’s got a competitive side to him. He’s got a real mentality that holds up under pressure.’

Is this move with the No2 spot in mind or has Scott Carson not done enough to impress O’Neill during his loan spell from Liverpool? Has he done enough to impress you?