UK time is: 08:45:27
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Double Fitness Boost

Carlos Cuellar and Steve Sidwell will both be back in training before the week ends.

Cuellar has in fact returned to full training already and although he is not eligible for tonight's clash against that Icelandic team (you know the one, that one I still can't spell) it is likely he will be fit enough to be considered for the Liverpool clash at the weekend.

Speaking on the official site, Martin O'Neill said of Cuellar:

'Carlos is making really good progress. He's trained with us over the last couple of days and has done a lot of running as well. So he's going to get his full week's training in.

'Obviously he's not available tonight because he arrived after the deadline to register players for the UEFA Cup second qualifying round.'

Stevie Sidwell however hasn't yet returned to full training, but it's expected he will be back flying at Bodymoor Heath by the weekend.

O'Neill continued:

'Steve Sidwell is doing pretty well. But it feels as if I've been saying that for the last 10 days. He's coming along nicely and I think he will probably be able to join in with us towards the end of the week.

'We'll not rush him. We don't want a group of players who are only half fit going into the months of September and October.'

The potential availability of Cuellar will be a big boost to our defence, but it has to be said he will also need time to adjust to the Premiership style and get to gell with his teammates.

We shouldn't expect our defensive worries to disappear overnight just because he is available.

The return of Sidwell will be a definite bonus to our midfield, especially if he can regain quickly the sharpness and fitness that saw him destroy us only a few seasons ago.




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




Win £1,000,000 every week with Man of the Match®

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

The Journalist

Writer: Mike Field Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday August 28 2008

Time: 3:47PM

Your Comments

The way our rock Davies and captain Laursen have played we need Cuellar asap. Looks like another season of competing with the top 2 on the goalscoring front and competing with the bottom 8 on the defensive front...
lukemarson
Jeez, Luke, chill out. We've played two games and effectively have a completely new defence. It ain't gonna come together overnight. Some of these guys have barely even trained together! We have Laursen from last year; Olly has gone, Freddie is injured, Curtis has only just come back - what on earth do you expect - miracles? :o)
BobTheBuilder
I'm looking forward to seeing this Cuellar de Villa
Villan57
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Articles

Vital Villa Man Of Match v Southampton (Wednesday April 23 2014)

Sylla - Not As Dramatic As He Sounds (Wednesday April 23 2014)

Robinson Looking For More (Monday April 21 2014)

Dear Randy...A Fans Retort (Sunday April 20 2014)

Club Statement From Randy Lerner (Sunday April 20 2014)

Vlaar - We Still Need A Win (Saturday April 19 2014)

Lambert Hails Huge Southampton Point (Saturday April 19 2014)

U21 Manchester City Clash Set (Saturday April 19 2014)

Archived 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. Pride of Lions 1085
2. The Fear 1001
3. ClivetheVillan 562
4. Villan57 293
5. Villan Of The North 269
6. Barney2004 260
7. sirdennis 226
8. BlackCountry Villa 225
9. kefkat 218
10. tarzan 201

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
12. West Ham 35 10 7 18 -10 37
13. Swansea 35 9 9 17 -4 36
14. Hull City 34 10 6 18 -9 36
15. Aston Villa 34 9 8 17 -14 35
16. WBA 34 6 15 13 -13 33
17. Norwich 35 8 8 19 -28 32
18. Cardiff 35 7 9 19 -34 30

Breaking League News

Where are we?
» Spurs : 24/04/2014 08:40:00
Yobo Targets Chelsea Return
» Norwich : 24/04/2014 07:57:00
Januzaj Plumps for Belgium
» Man Utd : 24/04/2014 07:42:00
Who's afraid of an Anglo Calciopoli?
» Chelsea : 24/04/2014 07:32:00
They Can`t Do a Thing About It!
» Chelsea : 24/04/2014 07:31:00
Bundesliga Bound?
» Chelsea : 24/04/2014 07:30:00
Will Swansea City Take Risk And Appoint Monk?
» Swansea : 23/04/2014 21:48:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Villa v Swansea (away) will:
Suggested By:  Mystic Mug
Win - safety at last 24%
Lose - we go again 50%
Draw 26%