Writer: Mike Field
Date:Saturday May 24 2008
Zat Knight is determined to play his part next season after spending so much time on the bench.
Yes you know it's a slow news day when we again hear about how Knight wants to keep his first team place next season.
Speaking on the official site, Knight said:
'It was hard being out of the team. But I know how football works and Curtis did well when he came in. I just had to bide my time.
'Curtis had to wait for a few months before he got his chance. All of a sudden it was my turn to be on the bench and it was a tough couple of months.
'But I learned from that. I've never been a sub in my career. It was a learning curve and I think I took it quite well.
'Up to Christmas everything was going well - for me and for the team. But then I got suspended and on a personal note it went downhill for a while.
'I was out for 10 or 11 games and then came back in. I think I had a bit of a shaky start when I came back but once I got my feet under the table again I felt it went well.
'It's quite nice to know I was always involved when we kept clean-sheets last season. We had a long spell where we didn't keep clean-sheets and it was quite frustrating being stuck on the touchline. But to come back in and get a few more clean-sheets was quite pleasing.'
Nothing really earth shattering, but I think most of us consider Knight to be a decent squad player. As competition does increase a lot of regular first teamers will have to get used to seeing some games from the sidelines, so he's not alone there.
Date:Saturday May 24 2008
Hutton - Fans Are Key Against Manchester United (Wednesday December 17 2014)
The Villa Times - 17/12/2014 (Wednesday December 17 2014)
Aston Villa / Tottenham Hotspurs Swap Shop? (Wednesday December 17 2014)
Vital Villa MotM v WBA + A Chuckle (Wednesday December 17 2014)
Comeback Ends U18 FA Youth Cup Run (Tuesday December 16 2014)
U21s Bring Losing Streak To An End (Tuesday December 16 2014)
Football Aid 2015 - Ultimate Villa Xmas Gift! (Monday December 15 2014)
U21s - Aston Villa Host Middlesbrough (Monday December 15 2014)
FA Youth Cup v Chesterfield Kicks Off Tonight (Monday December 15 2014)
Lambert Talks Sanchez & Defence (Monday December 15 2014)
|1.||Pride of Lions||644|
|Aston Villa||2||-||1||Leicester City|
|Crystal Palace||0||-||1||Aston Villa|
|West Ham||0||-||0||Aston Villa|
|13. Aston Villa||16||5||4||7||-10||19|
|16. Crystal Palace||16||3||6||7||-5||15|
|Liverpool: Reds Draw Chelsea In Semis
» Liverpool : 17/12/2014 21:52:00
» Newcastle : 17/12/2014 21:38:00
|Irish Striker Arrives For Talks?
» Q.P.R. : 17/12/2014 21:27:00
|Striker Signs Pro Deal With QPR
» Q.P.R. : 17/12/2014 21:26:00
|Milner Talks Stall?
» Man City : 17/12/2014 21:23:00