UK time is: 11:41:01
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Gardner Close To Return

The official site has reported that young midfielder Craig Gardner is recovering from the knee injury he picked up in the game against Newcastle and is pencilled in for the reserves clash against Leeds next week. could return to action for the reserves in next week's home clash with Leeds United.
Gardner told the official site: 'It's coming along well and, if I keep progressing this week, I should be OK for the reserves.'

The 19-year-old, who limped off during his debut in the 2-1 loss at Villa Park v the magpies said:

'Of course it was a mixed day for me. On the one hand, I was so proud the make my first Premiership start and I'll never forget that. But to lose, especially in the way we did, is hard to take. I was just on a high when Luke headed my free-kick in for the goal. That was a fantastic feeling and we really felt we could go on and win the game then. But to have to come off with an injury was devastating. I've worked hard for this chance and I was really enjoying the game. So I was gutted not to finish the 90 minutes.'

Certainly looked inconsolable as he walked passed to go to the changing room, lets just hope it is the first of many appearances in a Villa shirt.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday February 28 2006

Time: 9:53AM

Your Comments

this lad was good against the baggies and shouldnt of been played in the middle against the toon buts thats our manager for you
was_danrenshaw
this lad was good against the baggies and shouldnt of been played in the middle against the toon buts thats our manager for you
was_danrenshaw
Will be good to have this kid back, but I dont think we can really soley on the kids going forward. Without a couple of top quality signings we could be staring relegation in the face next season.
DeanoVilla
Will be good to have this kid back, but I dont think we can really soley on the kids going forward. Without a couple of top quality signings we could be staring relegation in the face next season.
DeanoVilla
This kid could turn out to be brilliant, but i still think it was 3 points thrown away playing him in the middle against Newcastle.
andrew144
This kid could turn out to be brilliant, but i still think it was 3 points thrown away playing him in the middle against Newcastle.
andrew144
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Articles

Vital Villa Man Of Match v Southampton (Wednesday April 23 2014)

Sylla - Not As Dramatic As He Sounds (Wednesday April 23 2014)

Robinson Looking For More (Monday April 21 2014)

Dear Randy...A Fans Retort (Sunday April 20 2014)

Club Statement From Randy Lerner (Sunday April 20 2014)

Vlaar - We Still Need A Win (Saturday April 19 2014)

Lambert Hails Huge Southampton Point (Saturday April 19 2014)

U21 Manchester City Clash Set (Saturday April 19 2014)

Archived Articles

List All Vital Villa Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Pride of Lions 1094
2. The Fear 1013
3. ClivetheVillan 567
4. Villan57 293
5. Barney2004 271
6. Villan Of The North 271
7. sirdennis 229
8. BlackCountry Villa 225
9. kefkat 218
10. tarzan 205

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
12. West Ham 35 10 7 18 -10 37
13. Swansea 35 9 9 17 -4 36
14. Hull City 34 10 6 18 -9 36
15. Aston Villa 34 9 8 17 -14 35
16. WBA 34 6 15 13 -13 33
17. Norwich 35 8 8 19 -28 32
18. Cardiff 35 7 9 19 -34 30

Breaking League News

Options to replace Lloris?
Spurs : 24/04/2014 10:39:00
Stoke aim to be record breakers
Stoke : 24/04/2014 10:31:00
Kightly set for exit door
Stoke : 24/04/2014 10:12:00
Ref Watch: Marriner to officiate Stoke v Tottenham
Stoke : 24/04/2014 09:57:00
Everton to make summer swoop for Welbeck
Everton : 24/04/2014 09:45:00
Liverpool: New-Look Anfield Unveiled
Liverpool : 24/04/2014 09:19:00
Where are we?
Spurs : 24/04/2014 08:40:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Villa v Swansea (away) will:
Suggested By:  Mystic Mug
Win - safety at last 22%
Lose - we go again 53%
Draw 25%