Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Midfielder May Need To Leave

Midfielder May Need To Leave

Lee Hendrie has admitted for the first time that he may have to leave Villa Park.

The 28 year old midfielder joined Villa as a trainee in 1994 and has since gone on to make 200 appearances for the Lions. But following a stop start season, he is assessing his options following links to several other Premiership Clubs.

David O'Leary said earlier in the week that Hendrie has no one but himself to blame, Click Here For O'Leary Comments
, but Hendrie insists there has been no fall out with the manager. 'We've not had a fall-out. I've never had a rift with the gaffer, but I don't want to be a back-up option at 28.'

Hendrie said: 'Am I getting to the stage where I might have to leave? Possibly' Adding: 'I don't want to waste a season. That's my main issue. I don't want to go a full season, look back and think I've made six or seven appearances....'I've looked at the last few seasons and I've played 20-plus games all the time. I don't want to waste a season. That's my main issue. I want to play football. Who in their right mind doesn't want to play football? I'd love to play football here every week.'

He also says he knows all he can do is to keep trying to impress in training.

'There is nothing I can say to the manager. I can't go in and say `play me' because the gaffer is going to make his decisions. All I can do is keep giving him a headache and let my football do the talking. I don't want to go in there ranting and raving because I've got a good understanding with the gaffer. If we've got a problem, we speak about it and that's the way we have been over the period he's been here.'

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Tuesday January 17 2006
Time: 4:58PM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Stats: Blackburn v Aston Villa

All the stats from Blackburn (1) vs (0) Aston Villa, Ewood Park, 29/4/17 Att: 21,884

Follow Live On Twitter - Blackburn v Aston Villa

Aston Villa go to Ewood Park as the visitors to Blackburn today, this will be a 3pm kick-off.

Something For The Weekend (573)

I just love it when a much-scorned player answers his critics, especially when that critic is myself.

Bruce Confirms Four Summer Targets Max

Manager Steve Bruce has confirmed that this summer he will be after four 'players of real quality' as we look for a real promotion challenge in 2017/18.

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)

Blackburn MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Johnstone7%
Hutton50%
Chester5%
Baker11%
Taylor22%
Bacuna0%
Hourihane0%
Gardner0%
Lansbury0%
Kodjia0%
Hogan0%
Sub - Agbonlahor5%
Sub - Adomah0%
Sub - Grealish0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
P Brighton 45 28 8 9 92 34
P Newcastle 45 28 7 10 91 42
3 Reading 45 25 7 13 82 2
4 Sheff Wed 45 24 9 12 81 16
5 Huddersfield 45 25 6 14 81 1
6 Fulham 45 21 14 10 77 27
7 Leeds Utd 45 22 8 15 74 14
8 Norwich 45 19 10 16 67 12
9 Derby County 45 18 12 15 66 4
10 Brentford 45 18 10 17 64 12
11 Preston 45 16 14 15 62 2
12 Aston Villa 45 16 13 16 61 -1
13 Cardiff 45 16 11 18 59 -4
14 Barnsley 45 15 13 17 58 0
15 Wolves 45 15 10 20 55 -5
16 Ipswich 45 13 16 16 55 -7
17 Bristol City 45 15 9 21 54 -5
18 Q.P.R. 45 15 8 22 53 -10
19 Burton 45 13 13 19 52 -12
20 Birmingham 45 12 14 19 50 -20
21 Forest 45 13 9 23 48 -13
22 Blackburn 45 11 15 19 48 -14
R Wigan 45 10 11 24 41 -17
R Rotherham 45 5 7 33 22 -58
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
2017 Russia GP - Race
Latest Vital Boxing News
Klitschko Wants Joshua Re-Match
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

May 7 2017 12:00PM : Brighton & Hove Albion (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.JuanPabloAngel417
2.Pride of Lions376
3.The Fear303
4.sirdennis297
5.Silhillvilla222
6.Melon Donkey189
7.HeathfieldRoad1874186
8.kefkat170
9.Fulford156
10.Sasquatch148
Vital Football Comment