Aston Villa goalkeeper Scott Carson is enjoying his time at Villa and being part of Martin O'Neill's claret and blue revolution even if he has to admit he doesn't have that much to do.

The keeper, who is on loan from Liverpool for the season, believes Villa's back four are forming such a barrier that it is leaving him with relatively little work between the posts.

Carson made a couple of key saves against Everton on Sunday while his opponent at the other end of the field, Stefan Wessels twice had to pluck the ball out of the net.

Some keepers might not enjoy the fact that they are largely redundant over 90 minutes but Carson doesn't mind a bit and says it underlines how good Villa are becoming defensively this season.

He said: "The defence did its job again and as a result I don't think I am going to get overworked here!

"I've got a good defence in front of me and my job is just about making the simple saves look comfortable and making them look simple."

The former England Under-21 player, who has been on the bench with Steve McClaren's recent senior England squad for the European 2008 Championship qualifiers, was oblivious to the fact that the England manager's goal-keeping coach Ray Clemence was watching proceedings from the stands on Sunday.

He said: "I didn't know he was at the game but then I think there will be England people at every game we play now the way Villa are going.

"It's about being consistent in every game you play. You are not going to have good games every week and you are going to have bad games.

"But three clean sheets in five games - I am happy with that and I am always happy to get a clean sheet but the main priority is that it is all about getting the three points.

"Against Everton at 2-0 up with five minutes to go, they started putting the pressure on and we defended well and I was glad to see the game out. When you don't have to make that many saves concentration is the main thing - I am not going to get overworked.

"I've got to concentrate and when that next shot or cross comes in I've got to be switched on and ready to make it comfortable."

Carson was particularly delighted to see Danish defender Martin Laursen named man of the match by the match sponsors - his third accolade in recent home games.

He said: "From the first game we played up at Newcastle, he was different class there and he's just carried it on and hopefully he can stay fit and keep playing the way he is all season.

"It's not just Martin Laursen though. If you look across the back four, everyone has played their part.

"The higher up you go, the less you have to do so the best keepers are the ones who keep their concentration most and maybe make that match-winning save in the 89th minute.

"It's a different mentality here because we are looking to get into Europe so it's going to be more about concentration than six or seven saves a game."