UK time is: 00:55:34
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Phillips Scores On Comeback

Kevin Phillips played in the reserves local derby against Small Heath (aka Birmingham City) last night.

The 32-year-old striker not only stepped up his comeback from ankle surgery, he proved why he was brought to the club in the first place and scored the first goal in a 3-1 win.

Phillips, who has been out with an ankle injury that required surgery since 'that' game against Doncaster last November in the league cup, managed 70 minutes.

David O'Leary has said that they won't rush the player back and it looks highly unlikely that he will feature against Spurs at the weekend, although with our ever decreasing squad, he may push for a place on the bench. Phillips should feature again for the reserves next Tuesday against Manchester City in the hopes of proving his fitness in time for the FA Cup 4th round game against Port Vale. His fighting qualities were certainly missed in the last round against Hull!

O'Leary told the official site: 'Kevin came through an hour and a bit. He's a bit stiff this morning, so he'll have a rest day of massage and stretching. Then he'll train tomorrow, Saturday, Sunday, Monday. Hopefully then he'll have a full game on Tuesday. If he comes through that game and there's no reaction, we'll do the same with him on the Wednesday and at this stage next week, we hope to be looking at the bench for the Port Vale game.'

Adding: 'It's a nice boost to have him back in action, but Kevin's been out for almost two months, so to say he was able to get over an hour under his belt and score a wonderful goal is great news.'




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday January 19 2006

Time: 11:20AM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Something For The Weekend (472) (Friday November 21 2014)

Aston Villa FC - 140 Years And Counting (Friday November 21 2014)

Villa Support 21st Minute Initiative (Thursday November 20 2014)

Injury Update Ahead Of Southampton (Thursday November 20 2014)

Villa In Talks With Justice For The 21 (Thursday November 20 2014)

The Stiliyan Petrov Foundation (Thursday November 20 2014)

Villa Fans Expecting High Profile Exits (Thursday November 20 2014)

Not 'The Villa Times' News 18/11/14 (Tuesday November 18 2014)

Archived Aston Villa Articles

List All Vital Villa Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Pride of Lions 736
2. ClivetheVillan 724
3. The Fear 536
4. kefkat 251
5. Freeman14 207
6. sirdennis 163
7. DeanoVilla 143
8. Villan57 132
9. HeathfieldRoad1874 88
10. gator 86

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
13. WBA 12 3 4 5 -4 13
14. Sunderland 12 2 7 3 -7 13
15. Hull City 11 2 5 4 -2 11
16. Aston Villa 11 3 2 6 -11 11
17. Leicester City 12 2 4 6 -7 10
18. Burnley 12 2 4 6 -12 10
19. Crystal Palace 11 2 3 6 -6 9

Breaking League News

The First Goal Matters
Arsenal : 22/11/2014 22:28:00
Rate The Players: Manchester City 2-1 Swansea City
Swansea : 22/11/2014 20:54:00
Bojan wins October goal of the month
Stoke : 22/11/2014 20:54:00
Pellegrini Praises Swansea City After Win
Swansea : 22/11/2014 20:40:00
Monk Disappointed Not To Get a Point at Man City
Swansea : 22/11/2014 20:32:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Villa v Southampton (home) will:
Suggested By:  Mystic Mug
Win 18%
Lose 72%
Draw 8%