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Davies Wary Of Sunderland Threat

Curtis Davies has said Villa's defence will have to be on form if we hope to keep Kenwyne Jones and Djibril Cisse quiet.

Speaking on the official site Davies has said that we must respect their impressive striking partnership and not simply think we can coast to a win. Sunderland have already shown us they are a hard team to beat and with Jones and Cisse between them scoring 8 goals in the last 6 games if we give them chances they will cause problems.

'We have to be very aware of Jones and Cisse because they are building up a really good understanding now.

'Jones was injured for a while and he was a big miss but he's back now and making a really good impression.

'It will be different from the clash at Villa Park when Cisse played up front by himself. The pair will be a real threat on Saturday.

'It's never easy going up to the north-east, whether it is Sunderland, Newcastle or Middlesbrough. They have passionate fans and they are all tough teams.

'Ricky Sbragia has come in at Sunderland and it's given the lads a lift.

'He has obviously taken a different approach and it's working. Let's hope we put a spanner in the works when we play them.'

This will definitely be a tough test but it's one we can overcome. Our away form has been pretty good this season, and I don't see a reason why that can't continue.

But we have to turn up and play our game.




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Writer: Mike Field Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday January 15 2009

Time: 3:44PM

Your Comments

This is a game that we really should be looking at as a potential three pointer, if we play to our strengths, and to the best of our ability. It wont be easy, far from it, and Curtis is right, Jones and Cisse are two quality strikers, who have the ability and capabilities to turn us over if we are not at the races. They are not the only two potential threats though, and with their passionate home support giving it there all, we could be in for a challenging ninety minutes plus.
glensider
It will be very interesting, as always, to see what starting line-up Mart decides to go with. To help counter the Cisse/Jones threat I'd be very tempted to include Carlos Cuellar in from the off, Carlos alongside ML and CD, with NRC the unlucky one to miss out. Then again NRC has in my opinion been playing very well of late, and does possess qualities that we will need at The Stadium Of Light. Tricky one for St Mart. I'm looking forward to the game though, and the trip up there. Arguably my favourite away game of the season. Great stadium, great atmosphere.
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