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Reo-Conquered

Martin O'Neill has revealed that Nigel Reo-Coker departed the pitch with a niggling ankle injury in our draw against Spurs.

Speaking to the Birmingham Mail O'Neill admitted that Ash Young had to inform him that Coker had a sore ankle and would be unable to carry on.

Apparently the ankle was slightly swollen at half time but it was thought he'd be able to battle on and sadly it wasn't to be.

Reo hasn't had the best of seasons so far with Villa, but after the previous 'contretemps' O'Neill was more than pleased with his application and the way he worked to get back into the team, and said of his performance:

'I thought he did fine for us. We'll see what he's like.'

Coker is a doubt for the Pompey clash, so it's likely we'll see Delph partnering Petrov again. I doubt we'll see the return to 451.

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Writer: Mike Field Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday November 30 2009

Time: 12:38PM

Your Comments

Come on Coker... get back, get fit, and get Sidwell's place!!
Ericols_Son
Come on Coker... get back, get fit, and get Sidwell's place!!
Ericols_Son
i doubt delph will get on, sidwell or downing will get the nod. personally i am past caring now. they are all good enough to be able to bloody work together!
100% prepared
i doubt delph will get on, sidwell or downing will get the nod. personally i am past caring now. they are all good enough to be able to bloody work together!
100% prepared
It would be stupid to risk Delph at this level at this stage in this tournament. Id put our strongest team out and then it's one more hurdle before Wembley.
leelindsay
It would be stupid to risk Delph at this level at this stage in this tournament. Id put our strongest team out and then it's one more hurdle before Wembley.
leelindsay
I agree with leelindsay, they have a new manager and hes a good manager we cant be taking any chances the only change that i would make was give Guzan another chance for his porformence and start Downing. I would actually like Heskey to start this game i think he could make an impact
__villa__
I agree with leelindsay, they have a new manager and hes a good manager we cant be taking any chances the only change that i would make was give Guzan another chance for his porformence and start Downing. I would actually like Heskey to start this game i think he could make an impact
__villa__
Think you're wrong if you think Delph would weaken the side
Gordonsleftboot
Think you're wrong if you think Delph would weaken the side
Gordonsleftboot
Delph has years ahead of him, the one thing our lot do well I think is introducing the kids slowly but surely.
The Fear
Delph has years ahead of him, the one thing our lot do well I think is introducing the kids slowly but surely.
The Fear
I can see him starting Sidwell and then should the game be going our way bring in Delph/Downing.
JayVFC
I can see him starting Sidwell and then should the game be going our way bring in Delph/Downing.
JayVFC
yep Coker hurt himself with his first and only tackle of the game , spend the rest of the game chasing shadows
villan57
yep Coker hurt himself with his first and only tackle of the game , spend the rest of the game chasing shadows
villan57
 

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