Holman considering Aston Villa future

The Australian midfielder admits he may look to move clubs during the summer after featuring in just seven league games in 2013
Aston Villa midfielder Brett Holman admits he has been frustrated by a lack of playing time and hints he may seek a move away from the club this summer.

The 29-year-old revealed he has had little day-to-day contact with Villa boss Paul Lambert, and that he is concerned his chances of featuring at next year's World Cup with Australia, should the team qualify, will be hindered.

"I want to get these out of the way and then concentrate on next season with Brazil being a massive key," Holman told reporters.

"Maybe I have to make a decision, maybe not. It all depends on what happens at Villa and if something needs changing a change will be made.

"I'd be crazy to say I'm happy to sit on the bench every week. You miss that peak moment every week, you work your behind off and don't get any rewards for it.

"There wasn't much verbal contact with the manager, whether he had that with other players I don't know, but there wasn't an explanation or reason why it went the way it went after Christmas."

Holman's national team coach, Holger Osieck, reassured the midfielder that his selection could rest on match fitness, rather than consistent selection at Villa.

"I rate Brett Holman very highly and I'm pretty sure he'll do the job on the field," Osieck said.

"It's just a matter of self-confidence when you're not involved.

"What role he will play, that will be left until I have a fair assessment of his (physical) status."