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Isaiah Osbourne To Sign Soon

Martin O'Neill has said he hopes young midfielder Isaiah Osbourne will sign a new contract in the next few weeks.

Osbourne, who set up a Chris Sutton goal at the weekend with a sublime cross, says his hero was Patrick Vieira and hopes to emulate him at Villa Park. That'll do for us!

O'Neill said: 'I would hope, certainly within the next fortnight, to have sorted that out. I started to talk to his agent even before he had broken through into the first team. I think that Isaiah would definitely want to stay here and there is no better place for him at the moment.'

Osbourne also has a chance of featuring this Sunday as Gavin McCann is suspended but the Villa boss doesn't want to over stress the 18-year-old.

'It will take me a day or two before I start looking ahead. I wouldn't want to put a load of pressure on him. It seems strange to play three games and then be asking to put him under pressure. I've got a lot of time for him. He think he has ability, I thought he improved and certainly he was more comfortable in Saturday's surrounds than, obviously, a couple of weeks earlier at Anfield. That is to his eternal credit. I think he has got a chance. But asking him to go and do a few things that at this minute are a wee bit foreign to him, might be asking a lot.'

Adding 'Just let him go and play. I think he will attempt to do what you ask him to do, and at the minute that is good enough.'




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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday November 14 2006

Time: 2:58PM

Your Comments

Great to see these young lads stepping up and making the grade.
DeanoVilla
Tottally agree, i dont think Sid gets half the recognition for the job he is doing at youth level.
silkie villain
not just sid, the whole set up is impressive and hopefully they've now got a manager above them that appreciates it instead of alienating them or taking the credit himself. I wonder who I'm talking about!?
The Fear
Wow cant beleive we have so much talented youth coming thorugh. Its great to know you have a great youth set up providing so much talent
TuBBz
Very impressive showings to date by young Isiah, particularly up at Goodison this past weekend. Shows a maturity beyond his years, and you get the genuine impression that he'd run unhesitatingly through a brick wall for the claret and blue cause.
glensider
He's got the potential - a new extended contract will give him the time to develop.
glensider
 

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