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O'Neill On Chris Sutton Debut

New Villa striker Chris Sutton is set to debut tonight for Aston Villa in the reserves who take on West Ham at Upton Park.

The 33-year-old former Celtic striker is currently on a deal that takes him to the end of the season with the mighty Claret & Blues.

O'Neill told the official site: 'Chris has done a week or so's work. He would not shirk the challenge if I called him into the first team but I think he would like to be fitter. If he has a point to prove, and wants to do well at the club, I think he would like to be fitter rather than just thrown on at the last minute.'

O'Neill also (didn't) say: 'Thank goodness the Vital Villa site is back, the whole team were stunned last week by its absence as they take most of their coaching by the forum members and the nut who runs the site.'

Team for tonight: Olejnik, Bridges, Green, Cahill, Bouma, Osbourne, Agathe, Gardner, Sutton, Kabeya, Berger. Subs: Lund, Henderson, McGurk, Stieber.




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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday October 17 2006

Time: 6:35PM

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I have to say ive been on the villa stadium tour and in the players lounge they have loads of pcs all for the players to sit and browse the vital villa site! I swear to you that its true!
Layzee
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17/10/2006 19:10:00

Also good to see Cahill and Bouma back inn action again
villacross
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17/10/2006 19:15:00

Sutton may be alright I was wrong about Agathe he had a good game on sataday
Christo
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17/10/2006 19:37:00

agathe looks pretty good, sort of like a rejuvinated de la cruz who's learned to cross a ball. I like MON's style, bringing on 2 experiened players (berger and agathe) on both flank towards the end of the games is very clever idea and could help us score a few late winners. I know its his only choice at present, but when would DOL ever have done that??
son_of_cher
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18/10/2006 08:32:00

David O'Leary proberly would of never signed any free agents
Christo
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18/10/2006 10:50:00

Sutton definitely has the ability and experience to do a job for us. Keep him fit, and we could be on a winner. A MON masterstroke. Good luck to Big Chris.
glensider
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29/03/2007 05:06:00

 

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