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Last Updated: Saturday, 10 November 2007, 12:33 GMT
Carson poised for permanent move
Scott Carson
Aston Villa keeper Scott Carson has won praise from Martin O'Neill
Scott Carson has revealed Aston Villa and Liverpool have agreed a deal for the England Under-21 keeper to make a permanent move to Villa Park.

The 22-year-old has impressed at Villa having had previous loan spells at Sheffield Wednesday and Charlton.

He said: "I think the clubs have agreed something where, if everyone is happy, my move could be made permanent and it is something I would welcome.

"I would prefer to establish myself as a number one at Villa."

Carson joined Liverpool from Leeds for 1m in January 2005 and is now valued at between 8m and 10m.

He said: "What I want now is to be settled for the next five to 10 years. I've been out on loan a lot over the last couple of seasons.

Scott is very young but he has got a terrific attitude and wants to improve

Aston Villa manager Martin O'Neill

"It is not easy when you keep moving up and down the country. It would be nice to settle at a club that I like and where the fans like me.

"I've settled in well at Aston Villa over the past few months. Everyone at the club has welcomed me and that has been a big help.

"I don't feel I've done a great deal wrong so far and, if I feel I should have done better, I will be the first person to admit it. I'm not one for coming up with excuses."

Villa manager Martin O'Neill is delighted with the progress made by Carson, who has replaced Thomas Sorensen as his first choice keeper.

He said: "Scott he has done very well. I've been very pleased with him. He is improving as a keeper.

"He is very young but he has got a terrific attitude and wants to improve."

Villa sign keeper Carson on loan
10 Aug 07 |  Aston Villa


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