Writer: J P Fear
Date:Thursday April 19 2007
Villa left-back Jlloyd Samuel says he will be off in the summer after not getting a chance in the team since the arrival of Martin O'Neill.
Jlloyd, an ever present only a few years back, hasn't even made the bench for most of this season and the player has confirmed he will be moving to pastures new in the summer.
'I just want a fresh start now, I see my future elsewhere.'
'Martin O'Neill told me to wait for my chance after I returned from injury but it never came. I'm disappointed because I never really got an opportunity to win my place back in the team. I thought I would have been given more chances. Martin has this great reputation as great man-manager and manager but if anyone asks me 'how good he is' I won't be able to answer because I haven't been given a chance to work with him.'
Bolton and Middlesbrough have been reported to be interested several times this year and Charlton were also linked but that was before Alan Curbishly left. That said, who isn't linked to Middlesbrough!? Jlloyd will be able to leave on a free as his contract expires in the summer.
Shame, always thought, with a bit of luck injury wise, he was a decent enough player, I'm sure he'll become one of those players who leaves Villa and excels. Mind you, I've been known to be wrong before now.... not very often though you understand, in fact I think the last time was 1975 when I insisted fruit salads were tastier than black jacks, a decision I lived to regret.......
Date:Thursday April 19 2007
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