Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Gardner Gives Pearce A Headache

Gardner Gives Pearce A Headache

Craig Gardner has withdrawn from Friday's U-21 squad after suffering a tight hamstring.

Friday's match sees Pearce's U-21 charges take on Portugal in the Group 3 qualifying game for the European Championships.

Whilst Gabby and Milner continue to push for a starting line up for the 7.45pm match at Wembley, Craig has headed home for a bit of a rest.

The move is described as 'a precautionary measure' and the official site hasn't gone over the top in suggesting he will play no part in our upcoming matches, so fingers crossed a bit of stretching will have him back as new.

And sooner rather than later.




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

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

Writer:Mike Field
Date:Tuesday September 2 2008
Time: 5:15PM

Comments

0
Nice to see Craig actaully getting a chance to play centre midfield after last season. By far his best position and he should hopefully shine for us this season in europe.
son_of_cher
02/09/2008 18:48:00
0
Agree son_of_cher, I'm expecting big things from young Craig this season. He's a very talented player, and while he has a fight on his hands to break into Marts starting line-up, once he's in, he'll take some shifting.
glensider
02/09/2008 20:08:00
0
I didn't think that James Milner was still eligible for Stuart Pearces under 21 side? Good luck to Gabby though, and of course to James if he is involved.
glensider
02/09/2008 20:10:00
0
Good that he's withdrawn. He needs to be properly fit for England and for Villa. Better safe than sorry.
gwyllum18
02/09/2008 20:21:00
0
There are allowed to play a couple of over age players. Should be the called under 21's and a couple of friends really.
Gordonsleftboot
02/09/2008 22:50:00
0
Maybe Osbourne could be given the chance to replace him?
young_jonah
03/09/2008 11:13:00
0
Thanks Gordonsleftboot for putting me right on that issue. So we've got both James and Gabby to cheer, thats good, makes it more interesting. Pearce has got a decent little team there.
glensider
03/09/2008 23:34:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Officials - Aston Villa v Fulham (21/10/17)

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Aston Villa and Fulham this Saturday.

Taylor To Serve A Suspension This Week - 19/10/17

Aston Villa's Neil Taylor will be out of action this week as he serves an automatic suspension.

The Vital Villa Man Of The Match - Wolves Away

The (late) man of the match winner v Wolves.

More Reliable Than A Championship Octopus? (18/10/17)

Time for the special computer that crunches the numbers to determine the final Championship positions for the season of 2017/18.

Archived Vital Villa Articles

Vital Villa articles from

Site Journalists

J P Fear
Editor email
Profile
Mike Field
Editor email
Profile
Steve Wade
no email
Profile
JuanPablo Angel
no email
Profile
Glensider
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Villa v Fulham will:
Suggested By: Mystic Mug
Win37%
Lose45%
Draw18%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Who will win in the USA?
Latest Vital Boxing News
Burnett v Zhakiyanov Saturday in Belfast
Vital Football Comment

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Fear345
2.JuanPabloAngel247
3.Pride of Lions244
4.HeathfieldRoad1874205
5.mike_field192
6.sirdennis185
7.BodyButter120
8.DeanoVilla92
9.Sasquatch80
10.Melon Donkey68
Write for Vital Football