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Routledge On Target For Reserves

Villa reserves crushed Derby 6-0 last night.

Guess who scored for Villa? Yes, new boy Wayne Routledge, a January signing from Spurs. He also helped set up a goal. Apparently the goal was a corker as well. A first team start on Saturday for him perhaps?

James Collins also scored in the first half, then Nathan Delfouneso* (who has just signed his first professional contract with Villa), Marc Albrighton, Nathan Baker and Andreas Weimann got in on the act in the second half.

*Summed up by Meakers in the Vital Villa message board: Nathan Nelfouneso , England youth international, quite tall, quick , quick feet and an eye for goal, a different style to Gabby and a much better player overall than Luke Moore.

VILLA: Taylor; Hogg, Lund, Lichaj, Baker; Osbourne, Routledge (Hofbauer, 82), Salifou, Bannan; Collins (Albrighton, 72), Delfouneso (Weimann, 72). Subs: Bellon, Bevan, Hofbauer, Weimann, Albrighton.

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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday February 5 2008

Time: 5:16PM

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Have been hearing good things about Nathan for sometime now. Good to hear he has signed a pro contract. Looking forward to seeing him in the first XI. Oh and well done Wayne. Lets hope he breaks into the first XI soon. Surely it can't be too hard to displace Mr Petrov?!?
Adam Deuce
Good for him ... you will like him a good buy on your part
Get them in now. The first team needs a shake up ASAP.
why does it need a shake up asap because we lost a game?beleive it or not we will not win every match,we are 6th in the league i say leave it how it is.
I'm as bored with people saying it was only one game as i am with people saying this could be the start of our slump. How can we know until we're a few games into what may or may not be said slump. In regards to young Nathan, he scored 45+ goals on my Football Manager game in the under 18's two seasons running, and as we all know, that's the same as real life. :P
I am not sure on that Djemba Djemba looked good on my football manager and I got 2.5 million for him!!!
Problem is the only way he gonna get a chance is if Petrov gets suspended or injured as we all know MON dont like to rotate his team
Why wasn't salifou even in the reserves team? If he's only got a contract till summer, i bet he wont even get a game at VP. Sad really.
Erm - Salifou was in the reserves, wasn't he?
why join you and not us i don't get it prem or championship??
ozanne park rangers
You may well find Routledge getting a run out against Newcastle, probably as sub in 2nd half. must admit sunday was a very flat performance, but with Ash coming back saturday i expecta much better game from Villa
Yes, interesting to see the reviews on Salifou aren't as apparent as before.
I don't think the reserves had played that often recently but shamelessly stolen from another website this is the report of salifou's game. Moustapha Salifou - Showed good feet and regularly nicked the ball past the Derby midfield leaving himself time and space to pick a pass. Sometimes had a tendency to overplay but in the most part used the ball well. Played a couple of top quality long passes over the fullback but at times he was afforded far too much time and space. Showed good vision, only player on the pitch capable of pinging a 50 yard pass.
thanks nottinghamvillain... i'd really like to see the fella given a run out in the first team. kinda reminds of the berson saga.
Routledge finish was absolute class.. It was right in the top corner... Make no mistakes, that was a finish by anyone's standard. Had a great game aswell... He looks very good my dear villains. Looked lively and comfortable!!! Keep it up my boy!
These lads have got to be given a chance to prove themselves in the Prem. British84 agreed that we have played well but not recently, too many draws and now a loss!! I think that if the regulars are looking over their shoulders it may improve their games.
Not so much the goal, superb finish though it was, his all round performance showed considerable promise. He could be that little extra spark that we are looking for, a bit of quality down the right flank. Good luck to him.
Routledge for England! ;)
I'll second that Deano. Why not? Don Fabio is selecting every other English lad on our books.

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