UK time is: 07:00:19
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Hughes, Petrov and McCann Updates

Martin O'Neill says that right back Aaron Hughes is back in training and 'getting better by the day' following his groin injury but the Villa boss won't rush him back this weekend unless he is fully fit.

He said: 'The time before he got injured with Northern Ireland, and I am not saying it is exactly the same injury but it is around that particular area. We didn't rush him back, but the side has done well. By hook or by crook we have kept a couple of clean sheets and whilst it would be important to get all the players back, Aaron's is nothing like Martin Laursen and it is a shame to lose Aaron.'

'But boys coming in and giving their very best. If you ask me the question I'd rather everyone was fit for selection, rather than putting people in the background and Aaron Hughes has been a strong part of the team so far this season.'

Adding that old injuries often come back to haunt players: 'I promise you this time that Aaron did not come back too soon because he was perfectly alright to play when he returned to the side .'

O'Neill is hoping that Stiliyan Petrov will be back from his hamstring injury. McCann should also be able to return following his suspension although he was off ill yesterday.

'Petrov is feeling much better. He had an ultra-sound yesterday and that has come up all clear, so that's good. Obviously at this stage you never know, but I would be very hopeful that he would be fit.'




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday November 23 2006

Time: 12:41PM

Your Comments

Hopefully both Stiliyan and Gav will be back. Both are key performers for us, and offer several options. I've been very impressed with Stan, and think it was money very well spent by MON. He's a player who will become more valuable to us as additional quality players are brought into the squad.
glensider
Too many injuries right now is the very last thing we want or need.
glensider
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Lambert Out? Or Go Again? (Wednesday October 29 2014)

U21s Gain Wolves Victory (Wednesday October 29 2014)

Lambert Out Petition (Tuesday October 28 2014)

Four Seniors Turn Out For Sid (Tuesday October 28 2014)

The Wagons Start To Circle Villa (Tuesday October 28 2014)

Lambert Post QPR Reaction - Shocking! (Tuesday October 28 2014)

Stats: QPR v Aston Villa (Monday October 27 2014)

Villa U21s In Pirelli Agreement (Monday October 27 2014)

Archived Aston Villa Articles

List All Vital Villa Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. The Fear 907
2. Pride of Lions 860
3. ClivetheVillan 778
4. thefacehead 517
5. sirdennis 296
6. HeathfieldRoad1874 279
7. kefkat 275
8. DeanoVilla 202
9. Freeman14 197
10. Villan Of The North 188

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
12. Stoke 9 3 2 4 -2 11
13. WBA 9 2 4 3 -1 10
14. Newcastle 9 2 4 3 -5 10
15. Aston Villa 9 3 1 5 -10 10
16. Crystal Palace 9 2 3 4 -3 9
17. Leicester City 9 2 3 4 -4 9
18. Sunderland 9 1 5 3 -9 8

Breaking League News

Name the Starting XI - QPR (h)
Chelsea : 31/10/2014 06:25:00
Swansea Hopeful Sigurdsson amp; Ki Will Return
Swansea : 30/10/2014 20:52:00
Swansea City Have Fernandez Red Card Rescinded
Swansea : 30/10/2014 20:44:00
Irvine Expecting Tough Leicester Encounter
WBA : 30/10/2014 17:12:00
Varela Resumes Full Training
WBA : 30/10/2014 17:07:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Villa v Spurs (home) will:
Suggested By:  Mystic Mug
Win 1%
Lose 87%
Draw 12%