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Last Updated: Wednesday, 12 September 2007, 13:35 GMT 14:35 UK
Sorensen denies Villa exit report
Aston Villa keeper Thomas Sorensen
Sorensen has vowed to fight to be Villa's number one
Goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen denies he is seeking a move from Aston Villa and has vowed to fight for a first-team place.

Denmark international Sorensen, 31, has lost his number one spot to on-loan Liverpool keeper Scott Carson.

Sorensen reacted to reports surrounding his future, saying: "These stories make me look like I've given up and I'm not willing to fight for my place.

"I've not been fit, so I couldn't give the manager a choice. Now I'm fit and want to give him a selection problem."

Sorensen joined Villa from Sunderland in August 2003 for 2.5m and has one more year left on his contract.

He said: "I've said all along to everyone at Aston Villa that I'm here to fight for my place.

"I'm well aware of the situation. Scott has done well but I have to work hard and wait for my chance. That has been the bottom line.

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"When the chance comes, hopefully I'll show what I can do. The most important thing is playing first-team football, that's no secret.

"But I'm not looking to leave the club to do that. That has never been my intention.

"I've got one year left on my deal and, obviously, if we get to next year and I'm still not playing, I would have to look at different alternatives.

"At the moment I'm fully committed to the club and I want to fight for my place. I want to push Scott all the way and that is what I'm determined to do."

SEE ALSO
Sorensen set to miss Villa opener
30 Jul 07 |  Aston Villa
Villa sign keeper Carson on loan
10 Aug 07 |  Aston Villa
Laursen lined up for new contract
05 Sep 07 |  Aston Villa
Delaney planning career as coach
05 Sep 07 |  Internationals


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