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Jlloyd Samuel Admits Villa Defeat

Looks like Jlloyd Samuel has come to the inevitable conclusion that he will have to leave Villa Park this summer if he wants to find first team football.

The Villa left-back, an ever present in the Villa team only a few seasons ago, is out of contract in the summer and has rarely featured even on the bench since the arrival of Martin O'Neill.

Jlloyd says he could have gone in January but he wanted to fight for his place at Villa, now with no sign of getting a sniff of first team football, it seems he accepts he'll have to depart.

He said: 'There was a lot of interest in January and I could have gone places but I didn't choose to do that because I wanted to see what would happen at Villa - nothing has changed though so I have to change things myself. I have been here 10 years and out of those I would say I have had eight good years, but recently I have not had as good a time as I would have liked.'

'If my career is to get back on track I have to leave here and that is what I intend to do. I have made the odd appearance and been sub but l don't believe I have had many chances this year. The manager has pretty much stayed with the same team for a while and I don't want to be playing reserve-team football because I feel I am definitely better than that.'

Adding: 'This season has been a write-off. I have kept my head down, I have not complained and have done what I have been told but it has come to that time when enough is enough. I have been frustrated for a while and you get low because you feel like you don't know where you are going. But I believe I can do a job in the Premiership and hopefully something will come up.'

Jlloyd has been linked with Bolton Wanderers and Charlton and I'm sure other clubs will also have an interest, I still say he is a decent player and would be better in our squad, especially as we surely need back up for Wilfred Bouma? Jlloyd is only 25 and was on the fringe of the England team a few seasons ago having been an England U21 regular before that.

Another of the bright youth prospects who haven't quite cut it or not had the chance at Villa? Certainly been a good few over the last few years haven't there? Jamie Ward, Cooke, Stefan Moore, Peter Whittingham, who else?! Ho hum.




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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday March 22 2007

Time: 4:08PM

Your Comments

Bolton is nice this time of year, maybe the rumours that he was wanted elsewhere have given him hope of a brighter future elsewhere. Good luck to him I hope he stays Injury free.
col8
Needs a bumper deal to pimp up his crib. He's been rubbish since a good couple of months under O'Dreary.
tarzan
he's probably not being offered a deal as MON has a good idea of who he wants to replace. good luck jlo, please close the door on your way out...
bobbyfett
Cant make up my mind weather to have chips or potatoes with my roast chicken.
morky13villa
Good luck to him. It hasn't worked out here, but he has ability enough to get his career back on track, and if he can do that then someone, somewhere will have themselves a very good signing.
glensider
He's had a few seasons to impress (not including his time injured), and hasn't frankly. Goodbye and good luck. I get sentimental over a lot of our players (Hendrie, Angel, etc), but he ain't one of them.
505anthony
hope to christ he doesn't come to everton, if he does i hope we negotiate some sort of deal where he assasinates naysmith so gets put in jail.
EvertonMike
I think it is the same story across a wide spectrum of Premiership clubs!
merlin
J lloyd who?
iomvilla
chips morky, always chips.
The Fear
Cant quite understand or appreciate JLloyds claim that he hasn't really been given an opportunity. Hasn't he been injured for best part of the campaign, and allied to the fact that Freddie Bouma is at long last showing something like decent form, it was always going to be down to JLloyd to get himself fit, and show the proper form that would give MON something to think about. He obviously hasn't been able for one reason or another to do that, so any claim that opportunities have been limited for him, are in my opinion down to his own failings. I have seen him play a few times for the reserves, and at no time did he really stand out as someone who should be playing regular first team football.
glensider
 

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