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Gareth Barry Puts Team First

Gareth Barry says he is prepared to put the team first and not worry if he is utilised at left-back.

The Villa captain dropped back to left-back last weekend against West Ham and Olof Mellberg was used as a right-back leaving Martin Laursen and Liam Ridgewell in the centre.

Barry told the official site: 'We've not conceded too many goals - three in four's a good ratio so if we can keep that up for the rest of the season, we'll have a good campaign. They're going to be direct and it's going to be a different sort of game to what we've had so the defenders will be in for a tough game and they'll have to be on top of it if we're going to come away with a good result.'

Adding 'It was a bit of a surprise for Olof and myself playing full-back - we didn't find out too long before the game, so there wasn't too much time to think or worry about it. But it worked out well, we were pretty solid and they didn't cause us too many problems. I've told the manager and he knows I'm happy to play there and not worry about it too much. Some games I don't mind it and you can get a lot of the ball and help the team.'

'That's what I've always done - put the team first rather than worry about what my best position is. If I'm playing there again today then I'll do I to the best of my ability.'




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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday September 16 2006

Time: 11:45AM

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Good to hear. Seems like an honest lad eh?
ooahPaulMcGrath
apparently they were always an honest bunch of lads !!!
JASON
Where did you get that idea Jason ? ;o)
Villain Of The North
Makes you wonder doesn't it? O'Leary bleeted on about how they were an "honest bunch of lads" and that he "couldn't have asked any more from them". Well David, if you don't ask you don't get!
DougInABox
Gareth's standing with the club and its supporters has never been higher. The manager obviously rates him highly, and he's certainly proving to be an inspired choice as captain. Thought he had another fine game at Vicarage Road, in what was a very tricky encounter, and another test of our progress this season. Another test we passed.
glensider
How refreshing to hear such comments. This could yet be a big year for Gareth.
sandgroanun
 

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