Thomas Sorensen has denied he is looking to quit Aston Villa, and has vowed to fight for his first team spot.
The Denmark international has lost his number one spot to on-loan Liverpool keeper Scott Carson. But he insisted reports he was ready to leave Villa Park after four years are wide of the mark.
"These stories make me look like I’ve given up and I’m not willing to fight for my place. That’s rubbish," said Sorensen. "Basically I’ve not even been fit, so I couldn’t give the manager a decision to make.
"Now I am fit and I want to give the manager a selection problem. 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’s been the bottom line
"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’s never been my intention."
Sorensen added on the club’s website: "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’s what I’m determined to do."