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Milner Happy To Play His Part

James Milner has insisted he is happy with his place on the bench as no player at Villa has an automatic right to be in the first team.

Milner has been restricted to substitute appearances in the league since his 12 million move from Newcastle, but speaking to Sky Sports when they asked the question of whether he was becoming frustrated he said simply:

'Don't get me wrong, every footballer wants to play but the lads have been brilliant all season. There's competition for places and you have to play well to stay in the side.

'That's the way it should be, it's healthy. I haven't been frustrated at not getting games.

'I'd be delighted if we won every game with me sat on the bench. What's important to me is being part of a massive club doing well on a number of fronts.'

Following our defeat to Chelsea, it is expected that O'Neill may change the side around slightly now. So we may see more of Milner and Cuellar as we look to get back to winning ways.

O'Neill partially hints at this in saying:

'I've made my views clear on the two lads. I think they are excellent. They are great acquisitions and it was difficult to change a winning side before.

'They appreciated that but James and Carlos are quality players.'

With the loss to Chelsea, it's no longer a winning side, but one thing is for sure, O'Neill won't tinker too much so we shouldn't expect any major changes.




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Writer: Mike Field Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday October 10 2008

Time: 3:57PM

Your Comments

James Milner has insisted he is happy with his place on the bench as no player at Villa has an automatic right to be in the first team apart from NRC and Petrov to be fair both are now proving the manager knows a thing or two about players.
col8
He has a very important role to play at the club, particularly once he gets both established and settled. Money very well spent I think, even though of course there are those who might just beg to differ.
glensider
Very highly rated and thought of at St James Park. Was somewhat surprised at just how highly the geordie boys though of him, a fact that was highlighted very forcibly at last nights game by locals I got into conversation with.
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