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Forgotten Man Steve Sidwell Declares Himself Fit

Steve Sidwell has declared himself fit following a disappionting start to the season for the summer arrival. The former Reading and Chelsea midfielder is now back in full training and told the official site he is fully fit adding, 'it's great to be out there again. It's been such a frustrating start to the season because I wanted to make a mark here. The main thing now is I feel fine and I feel fit.'

'It's about getting games in and working my way into the team. It's going to be hard because the lads have been doing so, so well - particularly in midfield. But it's about biding my time and taking my chance when it comes along.'

It looks like Sidwell might be in line for a reserve game next week. Guess who he will be lining up against? Chelsea! Nice test for him!

Great news that he is returning to fitness though, it gives Martin O'Neill more selection problems which can only be a good thing. Be very interesting to see how MON deals with the amount of options in midfield as he doesn't seem the sort to like to change things much either in starting line ups or substitutions during games. On current form it is very difficult to see Stiliyan Petrov being dropped but Gareth Barry will have to step up to the plate as he has had some very disappointing games thus far this season.




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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday October 6 2008

Time: 11:23AM

Your Comments

Wonder how long we'll be able to keep them all happy in the squad?
The Fear
It's a long season Fear, I'm sure they'll all get their chance.
jonah
'it's great to be out there again. I am sure he should be rather than playing in stamford & getting Banged.LOL
Saimon_blues
I know Barry was off the mark on Sunday but what other performances have been under par by his standards?
Equatorialvilla
Looking forward to seeing a fully fit Steve Sidwell in action, sporting the claret and blue. I believe he'll make quite an impression at Villa Park, becoming a firm crowd favourite.
glensider
Think he'll help form a very impressive midfield, possibly a midfield consisting of Milner, Sidwell, Barry and Young. Would be rough on both NRC and Nigel Reo-Coker, but that quartet certainly looks a mouth watering option.
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