Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Only A Matter Of Time For Jlloyd.

Only A Matter Of Time For Jlloyd.

With Bolton and Charlton said to be interested, Jlloyd Samuel has yet again said that he may have to leave Aston Villa in order to get regular first team football.

The 24 year old left back, who is still hoping to be allowed to play in the summers World Cup for Trinidad & Tobago, wants regular football to resurrect his career having had a stop start time at Villa this season.

Samuel made the starting line up against West Ham last weekend and set up the cross for Lee Hendrie to score. However he only got his chance after Wilfred Bouma was ruled out with a knee injury and Gareth Barry was serving a one match suspension for picking up five yellow cards this season.

Samuel said:

'I want to play football and, if that means going somewhere else, so be it. I was the established left-back here and made a series of consecutive appearances. My record shows that I am established Premiership player no matter whether people have good or bad thoughts about me.'

He also says that he has kept in contact for former Lion Darius Vassell who is apparently happier now he has moved and has enjoyed the fresh start at Manchester City.

'I've been here a long time. In a similar way to Darius, maybe there is a case for now saying I've been too long at Aston Villa. I still keep in touch with Darius and he seems to have perked up now that he is at Manchester City. He is doing well.'

Adding:

'With myself, everyone knows it's got to the stage where it's only a matter of time before something happens. I want football week in and week out and that might have to happen elsewhere now. Whether it's this month or in the summer, it will happen. I am still at Villa and am contracted for this season and next season at the moment, but I will listen to whatever interest comes along.'

Sounds like a player inviting approaches. But can Villa really afford to let anyone go? Quotes from O'Leary suggest that whether he generates income or not, there will be no arrivals this January at Aston Villa. Not even a 'fake Sheikh' apparently!

Team captain Olof Mellbergsays he can understand the dilema facing Jlloyd:

"I think Jlloyd knows he is at a great club and he is very happy in the dressing room with all the lads. But he wants to play. Those are his feelings and you have to respect that. I don't think it is anything to do with him being unhappy in general at the club. He did really well on Saturday and the manager has got quite a few options at the back."

Adding:

"Both Jlloyd and Lee Hendrie did well. I don't think either of them have got that much to prove really."

Exclusive to Vital ! Read now ! The Vital Boxing John H Stracey Interview

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Monday January 16 2006
Time: 6:03PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Audio - Bruce Demands Better

Manager Steve Bruce has given his immediate reaction to Aston Villa's victory over Wigan Athletic earlier today and he wants far more than he saw.

Stats: Villa v Wigan Athletic

All the stats from Villa (1) vs (0) Wigan Athletic, Villa Park, 10/12/16 Att: 29392

Aston Villa v Wigan - Team Sheets

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

Aston Villa v Wigan - Follow Live On Twitter

Aston Villa are at Villa Park with Wigan the visitors today, this will be a 3pm kick-off.

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)

Wigan MotM
Suggested By:
Gollini8%
Hutton5%
Elphick1%
Chester3%
Amavi20%
Gardner3%
Jedinak27%
Adomah1%
Grealish30%
Ayew1%
Kodjia1%
Sub - McCormack0%
Sub - Gestede0%
Sub - Bacuna0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 20 14 1 5 43 25
2 Brighton 20 12 6 2 42 19
3 Reading 20 11 4 5 37 2
4 Huddersfield 20 10 3 7 33 -2
5 Leeds Utd 20 10 2 8 32 1
6 Sheff Wed 20 9 4 7 31 0
7 Birmingham 20 8 7 5 31 -2
8 Norwich 20 9 3 8 30 3
9 Fulham 20 7 8 5 29 9
10 Derby County 19 8 5 6 29 4
11 Barnsley 20 8 4 8 28 4
12 Preston 20 8 4 8 28 2
13 Aston Villa 20 6 10 4 28 2
14 Bristol City 20 8 3 9 27 3
15 Forest 19 7 4 8 25 1
16 Brentford 20 7 4 9 25 -1
17 Ipswich 20 6 7 7 25 -2
18 Q.P.R. 20 6 5 9 23 -9
19 Wolves 20 5 7 8 22 -3
20 Burton 20 5 7 8 22 -5
21 Blackburn 20 5 5 10 20 -8
22 Cardiff 20 5 5 10 20 -12
23 Wigan 20 4 6 10 18 -6
24 Rotherham 20 2 4 14 10 -25
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Red Bull Racing to take advantage of Merc turmoil?
Latest Vital Boxing News
Parker Claims WBO Heavyweight Crown
Write for Vital Football

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Dec 13 2016 7:45PM : Norwich City (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 18 2016 12:00PM : Queens Park Rangers (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 26 2016 3:00PM : Burton Albion (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 29 2016 7:45PM : Leeds United (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 2 2017 3:00PM : Cardiff City (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 14 2017 5:30PM : Wolverhampton Wanderers (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Fear221
2.JuanPabloAngel147
3.HeathfieldRoad187497
4.sirdennis95
5.BodyButter74
6.TuBBz74
7.Stephen Jay Hawkings61
8.DeanoVilla51
9.Wurzel49
10.Silhillvilla47
The Vital Football Members League