Brad Guzan admits he sweating over whether he will be handed a place in the Carling Cup final.
The American has been used in every Villa cup match this season, as regular number one Brad Friedel is rested by manager Martin O'Neil.
Now O'Neil has to decide whether to stick with Guzan or play number one Friedel.
"I haven't been promised anything about cup matches, it has just worked out that way," said Guzan.
"I just think that any time you can get a game, whether it is in the league or not, you want to put your best foot forward.
"Of course I hope to play, but then I think everyone in the dressing room would like to play in the final. There are not many opportunities you get like that."