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Cahill Up For The Challenge

Gary Cahill has said he will fight to keep his place despite the increase in competition for places following the return to fitness of Martin Laursen and the ever present threat of Liam Ridgewell.

He told the official site 'I'm confident I can keep my place. I want to thank the manager for sticking by me. I've had a run of games now and it helps with consistency to play on a regular basis. Hopefully I can stay in the team and improve. My partnership with Olof has flourished. I think defensively we've been good. Freddy has done excellently at left back but then all the lads who've played have been impressive.'

'There's competition for places now too which keeps players on their toes. I'm certainly enjoying my time in the side and long may it continue. I've got Liam and Martin breathing down my neck but then again, there's competition throughout the squad. It's imperative for everybody to play well. Phil Bardsley has made a real impact. He's a good defender - particularly one on one. I've seen that in training He's confident on the ball and he defends well. He brings a lot to the team and he's a good lad off the field too.'

The lucky buggers are all off to training camp in Spain next week as Villa don't play again until March 3rd at Craven Cottage v Fulham (obviously!)

Cahill is taking the positives out of the break adding: 'It's a strange time of year. We've got to keep ticking along fitness-wise. We've played a lot of games so far this season, so at least this break gives us a good opportunity to rest up and be ready for when the games come thick and fast again.'




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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday February 17 2007

Time: 11:20AM

Your Comments

Like Jordan, Cahill has his knockers but I reckon he is a decent player, and he spends less time on his back than Jordan :-)
col8
Yes col but personally I think Jordan looks better on her back than Cahill does :-) If your opinion on that differs however......... :-)
Villain Of The North
Don't knock the knockers, we pay good money to see them um...I mean him play.
myleftfoot
never been a fan, too hard and unyielding.....but Cahill is good at his job and will only improve with the competition
steff_the_villan
Gets caught in the wrong position at times... unlike Cahill
Hoss The Villain
LOL@Villain of the North!
bmb
Hear the knock of the knockers, until the hammer falls. But remember the act of the knocker, requires no brains at all. (Ron Saunders 1981 when people were saying Ipswich would win the league)
Gazvilla
A memorable Ron Saunders quote there Gazvilla. Well recalled. As for young Gary Cahill, I think he continues to improve and impress, learning all the time. Certainly deserving of his first team place right now, although of course soon to be facing very fierce competition from Martin Laursen, which is no less than he would expect.
glensider
Cahill has virtually his whole career ahead of him. He must surely be on the verge of becoming an under 21 England international regular. What a talent.
glensider
 

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