Martin O'Neill says the reports that Villa defender Curtis Davies has had a set back in his bid to recover from shoulder surgery but admits poor old Wilfred Bouma has suffered yet another set back.
The Villa boss told www.avfc.co.uk 'Curtis is doing very well. He will always be ahead of schedule - whatever time frame you give him - that's just Curtis.' He says no matter what is said, Curtis is not behind schedule and things are in the hands of his specialist adding 'I reckon, with a fair wind, we are looking at January time.'
On Wilf's toe... 'Wilfred had a bit of a set-back. In terms of the ankle injury he sustained just over a year ago, he's fine. Everything is good with that. He actually has one of those turf toes - he stubbed it - and that's causing him a lot of pain at the moment. It looks like we might need to immobilise that for a week or two. So just when it looked as if he was on track, he suffers a separate injury - a set-back for him. It's been a frustrating time for him over the past few months.'
Meanwhile David Bevan has joined Solihull Moors on a month's loan. www.avfc.co.uk
Manager Tim Sherwood has spoken of his disappointment - and shouldered the blame - for today's one nil loss to Stoke City.
All the stats from Aston Villa (0) vs (1) Stoke, Villa Park, 3/10/15 Att: 33,189
Statistics, damn lies and Aston Villa..
Bit of a mix and match today from manager Tim Sherwood's pre Stoke press conference.
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