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Debut and Stoke Reserves

Debut and Stoke Reserves

Carlos Cuellar made his first outing as a Villa player tonight for the reserves, and Steve Sidwell also made a return to the pitch.

Cuellar has been out with a claf strain since signing from Rangers for £7.8 million earlier this month but all in all, he has made a reasonably impressive performance tonight.

It's unsure if he will have the fitness to challenge for the upcoming spurs clash but he'll certainly be hoping he can take a place on the bench.

Speaking to the press before the match, Martin O'Neill said:

'Carlos joined in with training from last week and he is keen to make an impression in the Premier League.'

Sidwell looks to have completed a full 90 minutes himself alongside other first teamers Zat Knight and Wayne Routledge.

Speaking himself he said:

'Obviously it's not been the best of starts for me, tearing the calf. It's been a frustrating time.

'I can understand why we're being cautious about the injury.

'There's a long season ahead of us and we have had to make sure I was right before returning to action.

'Touch-wood, I've never been one for being injured. Throughout my career I've been very lucky.

'The timing of the injury has been poor for me. It's a new club and I've wanted to impress and show everyone what I can do.'

Teams:

Stoke: Simonsen, Wilkinson, Pugh, Wedderburn, Buxton, Higginbotham, Phillips, Grocott (BOOKED), Pericard, Cresswell, De Laet. Subs: Moult, Harrison, McDonald, Vauls, Alexander.

VILLA: Parish; Herd, Baker, Cuellar, Knight; Sidwell, Routledge, Osbourne, Bannan; Delfouneso, Harewood. Subs: Albrighton, Stieber, Lichaj, Clark, Dau.

Will be updated on 90 minutes, current score is 1-1.

Full time score, 1-2 to the Claret and Blue.

Scorers for Villa, Delfouneso and Osbourne. Stokie idiot Pugh was sent off seconds before the final whistle after mistaking Marc Albrighton for the football.




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Writer:Mike Field
Date:Wednesday September 3 2008
Time: 8:35PM

Comments

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Good to see our boys coming back to fitness, i hate international break...but this 1 looks like it may do us some good
Euro_Champs_82
04/09/2008 01:41:00
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Cueller will be pushing for a start after the break, i am sure. Be interesting to see where Sidders will fit in too.
young_jonah
04/09/2008 12:45:00
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Anybody go to the game?
DoLpHiNaToR
04/09/2008 13:27:00
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Good result, and from what I read, sounds like a decent performance too. Competition for first team places is important, and its the first time we've had it for years.
glensider
08/09/2008 22:59:00
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No Adam McGurk. I wonder how the young man is progressing as he makes his comeback, pushing for a place in MON's first team squad. Something he was very close to, just prior to the injury.
glensider
08/09/2008 23:01:00
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