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Aaron Hughes Up For Villa Fight

Aaron Hughes Up For Villa Fight

Aaron Hughes is determined to fight to regain his place in the Villa team after being sidelined since the loan arrival of Phil Bardsley from Manchester United in January.

The 27-year-old right-back has been on international action with Northern Ireland along with fellow Villa team-mate Steven Davis, who this weekend was linked to a £2million move to Reading. The Villa duo will face another Villa player, Olof Mellberg, on Wednesday as NI take on Sweden.

Hughes said: 'It's great for me to be with the international squad again because it means a couple of games. I haven't been playing at Villa lately which is disappointing but all I can do is keep my head down, train hard and hope a chance comes along before the end of the season.'

A summer exit? He was linked to a return to Newcastle United during the last transfer window and although he might not set the world alight, he is a versatile player who can fill any of the defensive spots from left to right. Can't see him, along with a few others, being happy to not even make the match day squad, let alone not making the starting eleven for very long.


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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Monday March 26 2007
Time: 11:58AM

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2 mil for Davis the cheek of it!!! He looked good last year but unfortunately the Teachers Pet-rov has been given the nod this year but Davis is young enough to break through again. Hughes is a good cover player IMHO does a steady enough job and I know a few geordies who thought he was their best defender by fars. In all fairness my nan would have been the best defender up there earlier in the season.
iomvilla
26/03/2007 20:21:00
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Not sure Bardsley is any better than Hughes. Keep one as cover and then get a better one for the first team would be my answer.
Gordonsleftboot
26/03/2007 22:10:00
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We do need to build a squad, that is for sure, and to do that I'd think the likes of Hughes will be useful, even if it is in the short term, as he can cover all four defensive spots, however if we start bringing in more players, some are bound to want to leave as well, we have never been good at keeping the fringe players happy and thank god, we don't go mad with rotation systems either!
The Fear
27/03/2007 10:40:00
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I'm far from convinced that Phil Bardsley is the solution to our problem right full back position, but have very serious doubts that Hughes could fulfill that role next season anyhow. A good squad player yes, but he's never going to be happy playing the bit part role. My guess is that he'll be on the move this summer should a realistic and satisfactory to all concerned offer come in, irrelevant as to what happens concerning Bardsley's future.
glensider
27/03/2007 16:37:00
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I can't see Bardsley being signed unless Hughes wants to go this summer. We definitely need more quality at right back. Richards from Man City for £12mill? I'd certainly do a swop deal with Davis for Sidwell +£2mill (isn't Sidwell out of contract this year?)
villacross
28/03/2007 00:17:00
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Yes, Sidwell's contract is up in June, and unless Reading qualify for European football next season I would imagine that he'll be moving on. I dont think that either Bardsley or Hughes are the answer at right full back, so filling that problem position will be a summer priority.
glensider
29/03/2007 03:38:00
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far play to him for pledging his future to the club
MOYES IS GOD
29/03/2007 13:06:00
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Sorry, dont think he is good enough. If we keep hold of players like Hughes, we wont progress. Like many he was ok when he first arrived but when the novelty wore off, just another player.
morky13villa
30/03/2007 09:35:00
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