Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

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.


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

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

Comments

0
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
0
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
0
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
0
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
0
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
0
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
0
far play to him for pledging his future to the club
MOYES IS GOD
29/03/2007 13:06:00
0
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
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Stats: Aston Villa v Birmingham City

All the stats from Aston Villa (1) vs (0) Birmingham City, Villa Park, 23/04/17 Att: 40,884

Aston Villa v Birmingham - Team Sheets

Aston Villa are at Villa Park with Birmingham the visitors for the latest Championship game.

Aston Villa v Birmingham - Follow Live On Twitter

Aston Villa are at Villa Park with Birmingham the visitors today, this will be a 12 noon kick-off.

West Midlands Police Statement Ahead Of Local Derby

West Midlands Police statement ahead of the Villa v Blues match. Lets hope the only incidents are on the pitch.

Archived Vital Villa Articles

Vital Villa articles from

Site Journalists

J P Fear
Editor email
Profile
Mike Field
Editor email
Profile
Steve Wade
no email
Profile
Villa_Grizzly
no email
Profile
Turkish Penguin
no email
Profile
Glensider
no email
Profile
Chris Heath
no email
Profile
M Calucar
no email
Profile
JuanPablo Angel
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Birmingham MotM
Suggested By:
Johnstone3%
Hutton34%
Chester3%
Baker6%
Taylor3%
Lansbury0%
Jedinak3%
Bacuna0%
Adomah0%
Grealish0%
Hogan0%
Sub-Agbonlahor48%
Sub-Gardner0%
Sub-Hourihane0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
P Brighton 44 28 8 8 92 35
2 Newcastle 43 26 7 10 85 37
3 Reading 44 24 7 13 79 1
4 Sheff Wed 44 23 9 12 78 15
5 Huddersfield 43 24 6 13 78 2
6 Fulham 44 21 13 10 76 27
7 Leeds Utd 44 22 7 15 73 14
8 Norwich 44 19 9 16 66 12
9 Brentford 44 18 9 17 63 12
10 Derby County 44 17 12 15 63 2
11 Preston 43 16 13 14 61 5
12 Cardiff 44 16 11 17 59 -2
13 Aston Villa 43 15 13 15 58 -1
14 Barnsley 44 15 12 17 57 0
15 Wolves 43 15 10 18 55 -2
16 Ipswich 44 13 16 15 55 -6
17 Bristol City 44 14 9 21 51 -6
18 Burton 44 13 12 19 51 -12
19 Q.P.R. 44 14 8 22 50 -12
20 Forest 44 13 9 22 48 -11
21 Birmingham 43 11 14 18 47 -21
22 Blackburn 44 10 15 19 45 -15
23 Wigan 44 10 11 23 41 -16
R Rotherham 44 5 6 33 21 -58
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Formula One loses long standing Grand Prix
Latest Vital Boxing News
Getting Tyson Fury Back into the Ring?
Vital Football Comment

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Apr 23 2017 12:00PM : Birmingham City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 29 2017 3:00PM : Blackburn Rovers (a)
Sky Bet Championship
May 7 2017 12:00PM : Brighton & Hove Albion (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Pride of Lions324
2.JuanPabloAngel302
3.sirdennis219
4.Silhillvilla176
5.The Fear175
6.HeathfieldRoad1874152
7.Melon Donkey147
8.kefkat125
9.Sasquatch125
10.BBJ95
Write for Vital Football