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Lee Hendrie Bemoans Villa Luck

Lee Hendrie appears to be back to square one as he finds his chances once again limited to the bench at best.

The midfielder suffered a calf strain before the Hammers game and had to sit the game out, now he is looking to break into the team or move on.

He told the official site: 'I strained my calf before the weekend and I've had to let it settle down because it flared up. I tried to train on Monday because I wanted to play in the reserves on Tuesday but that made it worse, so I've had a scan which shows a slight strain. It's been awful for me so far and I need something to change - I need some good fortune because I feel the lowest of the low at the moment.'

'I've lost another opportunity to show the new gaffer what I can do. This has just topped it off after what happened last season. I was hoping for a fresh start but I've had a couple of niggling injuries which have set me back - that's the story of my luck over the last 18 months. It's good around the club and it's great the new gaffer has come in - he's very good. But it's hard not being able to show him what I can do.'

He continues bemoaning his luck saying 'That's when you start looking at yourself and thinking 'when is it going to come good?' 'I spoke to the gaffer last week and we had a chat and he told me he wants me to get back to the way I was. The new arrivals have maybe pushed me down the pecking order, but I'm trying not to think of it that way.'

'I'll always try to force myself back in. I played in the friendly against Lincoln and scored two which gave me a lift but on Friday I ended up straining my calf. It's a matter of me giving myself a chance. At the same time, I've got to get back training and I'm hoping to start again next week. Usually I'm quite good with injuries but I've got to be careful.'

He added: 'There's not many reserve games this season and it's something I've thought about. I'd sooner be playing in our team, but my chances are quite limited and that could be an opening I may have to consider because I want some games under my belt.'

Hendrie was linked to loan moves to West Bromwich Albion, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Southampton and moves abroad last season.




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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday September 14 2006

Time: 3:44PM

Your Comments

To be honest, if he was sold, I wouldn't miss him.
The Usual Suspect
Amonth on loan would not do him or the team any harm and , if he came back match fit, it would be interesting to see if he can play as well as he says given the raised performance of the whole team this season.
DoogieTyBrenin
Not sure he would be a regular first team player, but good to have as a squad player at the moment. Can't see much of a future for him under MON though
DougInABox
He's only got himself to blame. If he'd looked after himself and trained harder instead of making a pratt of himself most weekends after a night on the "*****"; he might have ben a regular in the England squad instead of a 50:50 player in a poor Villa side over recent seasons.
villacross
Yesterday's man now. It's another football casualty story. The lad had talent and youth but he chose to waste it all. I can't see him breaking into our midfield this season. Every year we seem to get the same promises from him and every year he fails to deliver. I think GT was right to want to get rid of him when he was here.
baros10
If i was LH I would probably spend the rest of my life thinking what could have been. Had the potential, even showed his brilliance from time to time but ultimately...let himself down. Seems harsh and probably is but he could have been the next big thing.
industrial_musical
Too bad so sad. Keep him on as a squad player until our squad size grows and then sell him off. You never know when we might need him with a squad this small.
myleftfoot
Stop moaning Hendrie and get out on loan!
sandgroanun
Useful squad player nowadays, but I think his days of seeing regular first team action at Villa Park are now behind him. Wouldn't think we could afford to let him go out on loan right now.
glensider
Apparently Roy Keane is interested - if I were in his shoes I would jump at the chance
Equatorialvilla
I take it that Hendrie only wants a loan move so that he gets his 'POT OF GOLD' testimonial next season! He should have had some loan spells at the start of his Villa career. A good kicking in the old 2nd & 3rd division for a season or two (to harden him up properly) and he might have gone onto better things. If Lee thinks that its better to leave then its time to move on for good. We don't need moaners, we had enough of that last season. PS. He could go to Leeds, if O'Deary gets the job!!
Quania
 

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