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Davies Ready for Villa Fight

Curtis Davies is now fully fit and raring to go having recovered from a hamstring injury that meant he sat out Villa’s 2-0 victory against Chelsea at Villa Park.

Davies, who is described as an “on-loan defender” having moved across town from rivals West Brom, wasn’t able to play any part in a game that saw Martin O’Neill’s side capitalise impressively from a Chelsea team looking distinctly out of sorts.

With the back four of Mellberg, Knight, Laursen and Bouma impressing in the last Premiership match it will be tough for the 22 year old to break straight into the squad; however he is hopeful that it can be done in the near future.

Talking to avfc.co.uk Davies said: 'My fitness is good now. I was worked like a dog when I had my hamstring problem, but that's what I needed so that when I did join the rest of the lads I was ready to compete.

'Now I'm fit and as long as I'm in training I feel that I can do a job for the gaffer. So if he wants to pick me, I'm ready to take someone's place.”

The gaffer however, has a slightly more realistic view on the injury sustained and subsequent recovery: 'He's doing a wee bit. We have to ease him into it. He's been out for some time and the last thing we want to do is over-stretch him.But he's on his way back.

'He's feeling pretty good and obviously he's desperate to get started. But I'm looking at things in the long-term, rather than one game coming up on Sunday.'




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Date:Thursday September 13 2007

Time: 4:31PM

Your Comments

He can fight for his place like everybody else. If and when the opportunity arises it is up to him to take it. He only has to look at the club captain to see how the system works. Laursen and Knight currently have the shirt. It is up to them to ensure that M'ON is given no reason to play Davies. Competition at the Villa. Who'd have thought??? What ever next? A challenge for trophies???
voiceoftheholte
have you thought ...he might play right back.... freeing Ole to go back in the middle with Larse?....who would be a football manager????
imavillan
"in a game that saw Martin O’Neill’s side capitalise impressively from a Chelsea team looking distinctly out of sorts."... Erm I thought it was widely considered that Chelsea played OK. We just played better!!!
Adam Deuce
imavillan, I think you will find that Melberg's name is Olaf, not Ole, two completely different names here in Scandinavia. And who the hell is Larse? I presume you mean Martin as in Laursen (Not pronounced Larsen as so many English commentators do but in fact Low(like in cow)-er-sen. Maybe this seems a bit picky to you but to anyone who is not a Villa fan you could be talking about two completely different people.
Villain Of The North
Adam, you have to understand that for any mere mortal team to beat one of the four teams currently elevated to Godhood by the English media, it has to be a bad day for them as no other team could ever out play them or out think their managers. I hate the British press sometimes.
Villain Of The North
Hmm. "Olaf" ... I always thought "Ole's" name was actually Erik OLOF Mellberg! :o)
BobTheBuilder
Better make sure I spell Curtis Davies correctly. Looking forward to seeing him pull on the claret and blue, and once he breaks into the starting line-up then I believe he could take some shifting. As for right now though, he has to bide his time, and wait for that opening.
glensider
he's miles better then that clown Knight!
merlin
merlin, that clown Knight hasn't been able to sit down properly for two weeks because he still has Didier Dogbreath in his back pocket.
voiceoftheholte
Voice - lol
Gazvilla
voice, great that you're back and in such fine form.
glensider
Important that he grabs the opportunity when it arises, what with so much competition for a place in the central defence.
glensider
 

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