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Mark Delaney Says Villa ARE On The Up

Former Villa right-back, now youth team coach, Mark Delaney has told the Birmingham Post he is sure Villa are building and can challenge the top four.

The 32-year-old, who sadly had to retire early due to a long line of injuries, says Villa have taken 'another step forward this season' saying it has been 'brilliant'.

'They may not finish in fourth – it’s going to be difficult now – but if they finish in fifth or sixth it will still have been a great season and will also guarantee a spot in Europe again.'

He reminds fans that John Gregory also used to have Villa in the top part of the table and says after he 'left' things went a little bit south!

'The fans should recognise a progression and they should see that the club is moving in the right direction on the pitch with Martin in charge. I was here for eight years and I feel we are genuinely a real top club, on and off the field. Outside the elite, I think we are as good as anyone and hopefully Martin can take us into that top four soon.'




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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday April 23 2009

Time: 12:06PM

Your Comments

Yes we are on the up but its gonna take time to break into the top 4 cos they are so far ahead, think it may take another 2 seasons yet!! But i do have faith in MON unlike sum of my fellow supporters.
astonsteve
so we are on the up but also on the down 2 points out of 18 not bad if we are on the up but crap if we are on the down. but we have the man to take us were we belong good old martin . God help us
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