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Craig Set To Decide Future

Craig Set To Decide Future

Craig Gardner is more than happy to fill Gareth Barry's boots should Martin O'Neill give him the chance, but he's also not ruling out a loan move this season either.

Having been frozen out for much of last season Gardner is seriously looking at his short term future with a number of clubs interested in taking him on loan if rumours are to be believed.

Speaking to the Birmingham Mail Craig explained that he was more than happy at Villa, and had no intentions of leaving the club in a permanent capacity, but admitted that he would see what happened.

After the recent 7-0 demolition of Azerbaijan for the England U21's, featuring both a sterling performance from the 22 year old and a goal, he finds his stock high again and said:

'I love playing football and I love playing in midfield so hopefully the manager has seen this game and it's reminded him what I'm about.

'It's nice to hear that some of the fans think I might be able to step into Gareth's shoes and hopefully it happens.'

The question is most expect O'Neill to bring in a replacement for Barry, which would add to the numbers again of a very competative midfield (well in numbers anyway) of Reo-Coker, Gardner, Petrov, Sidwell, Milner, Young, Salifou and potentially this season the proper introduction of the likes of Albrighton and Bannan.

So with clubs like Wigan and yes, amazingly, Blues being linked with a loan move, it may be better all round for Craig to get out and get a few months of regular first team action as it serves nobodies benefit if he spends another season on the bench or at right back.



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Writer:Mike Field
Date:Tuesday June 9 2009
Time: 5:02PM

Comments

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He is a player we should keep and see how he develops,Send him out on loan.
lerneravfc
09/06/2009 17:22:00
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I think Gardner will be a star for England U-21 this summer in the Euro 2009. He is fully fit and ready to prove himself to MON. I think he has a big future ahead of himself at villa. No need to go out on loan, Osbourne needs to go and Salifou, we can't afford to lose somoene as good as Gardner too. he has real potential to be really great!
astvil123
09/06/2009 17:22:00
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He is a player we should keep and see how he develops,Send him out on loan.
lerneravfc
09/06/2009 17:22:00
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I think Gardner will be a star for England U-21 this summer in the Euro 2009. He is fully fit and ready to prove himself to MON. I think he has a big future ahead of himself at villa. No need to go out on loan, Osbourne needs to go and Salifou, we can't afford to lose somoene as good as Gardner too. he has real potential to be really great!
astvil123
09/06/2009 17:22:00
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good tough uncompromisng player, I like Gardner. Would be interesting to see him in a settled central midfield role,.
The Fear
09/06/2009 17:32:00
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good tough uncompromisng player, I like Gardner. Would be interesting to see him in a settled central midfield role,.
The Fear
09/06/2009 17:32:00
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have we released any players yet - is this to come or are we just hanging onto everyone? If we are to release i would expect to see Salifou and Osbourne go. In which case numbers are tight. Gardner sometimes looks a bit clumsy with lead feet and gets caught up in needless tackles. However he could come good and yes should be kept for the future. Is anyone seriously suggesting he should be a first team, first choice player?
Gordonsleftboot
09/06/2009 17:36:00
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have we released any players yet - is this to come or are we just hanging onto everyone? If we are to release i would expect to see Salifou and Osbourne go. In which case numbers are tight. Gardner sometimes looks a bit clumsy with lead feet and gets caught up in needless tackles. However he could come good and yes should be kept for the future. Is anyone seriously suggesting he should be a first team, first choice player?
Gordonsleftboot
09/06/2009 17:36:00
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noooo. he is never going to replace barry. get a quality player in.
willowavfc
09/06/2009 17:57:00
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noooo. he is never going to replace barry. get a quality player in.
willowavfc
09/06/2009 17:57:00
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