Writer: Mike Field
Date:Tuesday January 8 2008
Thomas Sorensen seems to have got his wish move away from Villa and not to a Japanese club.
Rumours have surfaced recently about a move to Derby County, either permanently or at the very least on loan, and the goalie has now spoken out about it, and would welcome such a switch across the Midlands.
Speaking to reporters in Denmark, he said:
'There can be no worse solution than being left out for the rest of the season.
'I can drive to and from my house and play in The Premier League [with Derby] and, at the same time, be a help to them.
'That would be the optimal outcome.
'For me, it is the most important thing to be playing but it depends also on their thinking.
'If they want to have me just for now or whether it is more long term.'
John Carew hopes he can shed his journeyman tag and stay at Villa for longer than the foreseeable future.
Speaking to the Sultana website, he said:
'I hope to be a Villa player for many years, it's good to be at a club with such big potential.
'There's no reason why Villa shouldn't get into Europe. We've a lot of talent, a great manager and a lot of young players with great futures.'
Scorr Carson believes the hangover of exertions in previous games was to blame for our defeat against Manchester United in the Cup.
Blaming the hectic Xmas and New Year schedule the on loan goalie told the official site:
'For 80 minutes it was a positive performance.
'We had done well over the Christmas period, played some good football and got some top results.
'The exertions of those games probably showed in the last 10 minutes. We had given everything.
'They got a lucky break for the first goal with the ball going through Curtis's legs before their cross and then Rooney wrapped it up for them.
'But it's important to take the positives from any defeat. We did well for a long period. We can't get too disheartened with the loss.'
And finally, Martin Laursen has said on IC Brum that he is more than willing to sign an extension for Villa if the terms are right.
To be honest I think this is mostly a rehash of previous news, but one bit that stood out for me was a comment in relation to the Spuds and Barcodes that I don't remember seeing previously.
'I'm feeling really well with Villa and would be open to extend with them if the terms are right.
'I've read in the press that those two clubs (Spurs and Newkie) would be interested in me.
'I don't know if they have spoken to Aston Villa, I haven't heard anything, but it's two big clubs and it's cetainly something that would interest me.'
And that's about that.
Roll on those signings!
Date:Tuesday January 8 2008
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