Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Villa Suffer Injury Nightmares.

Villa Suffer Injury Nightmares.

The injury count seems to be ever increasing, we've heard the excuses about Villa Park having a hard pitch, but whatever the reason, the trend is very worrying. We don't have a squad that is large enough to cope, they might be 'honest' but numerous they are not!

The hope for our next match, which unfortunately is the local derby v Small Heath, is that Kevin Phillips and Aaron Hughes will be fit.

Phillips played a training match v Notts County at Bodymoor Heath this week.

Hughes only has an 'outside chance' according to DOL. Hughes has said he doesn't intend to set his injury back by rushing to declare himself fit, but will see how this week goes before having his fitness for the game assessed. Hughes said 'The hernia has been fixed now and I don't want to break it again, so it would be pointless playing on Sunday if it puts me back again and I'd be out even longer,'

Meanwhile, DOL said 'We had a game yesterday morning - a practice match - and they all came through it. But they only played for 60 minutes in a very low key practice match. So the lads are progressing, but I think it will be too early for some of them. It was nice to have them back, but they'll need a lot more.
DOL has however ruled out Lee Hendrie, Gavin McCann and Mark Delaney adding 'They're back out fit and ready to start training again. I'd expect them more for maybe the Wigan and Burnley games. I think Phillips has an outside chance, I think Aaron Hughes has an outside chance. I don't think Gav can play on Sunday. I need my players back - not just because it's Birmingham I'd need them, no matter who we had to play on Sunday. I need to get the balance of the team right.'

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Wednesday October 12 2005
Time: 11:20AM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Whyte Wins on US Debut

Vital F1 - Blog: Spa Preview

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Aston Villa v Wigan - Follow On Twitter - 22-8-17

Aston Villa are at Villa Park with Wigan the visitors today, this will be a 7:45pm kick-off.

A Worthy Winner In A Close Man Of The Match Poll (Norwich)

Nice close competition between the two main performers v Norwich City.

Hourihane In Team Of The Week (22/8/17)

Aston Villa are represented in the latest Football League team of the week that has been selected after this week's action.

2017/18 League Cup Third Round Draw On Thursday

The third round draw for this year's EFL Cup will take place on Thursday August 24.

Archived Vital Villa Articles

Vital Villa articles from

Site Journalists

J P Fear
Editor email
Profile
Mike Field
Editor email
Profile
Steve Wade
no email
Profile
JuanPablo Angel
no email
Profile
Glensider
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Aston Villa v Wigan (silly name cup) will:
Suggested By: Mystic Mug
Win81%
Lose19%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Blog: Spa Preview
Latest Vital Boxing News
Frampton Splits from Cyclone Promotions
Write for Vital Football

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Fear311
2.Pride of Lions257
3.Fulford244
4.sirdennis218
5.Silhillvilla214
6.Melon Donkey194
7.villasince67185
8.JuanPabloAngel184
9.McParlandTheGreat176
10.DeanoVilla168
The Vital Football Members League