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Curtis Davies Nears Villa Return

He`s become something of a forgotten man of late. The fantastic performances of the defence this season has meant that Davies has hardly been missed (if at all).

Davies played through the pain barrier at the start of the season when he aggravated the shoulder, first dislocated whilst at West Brom. Surgery was known to be needed to correct the injury but with a shortage of centre-backs at the club, he played on allowing Martin O`Neill the time to bring in the marvellous signings of Richard Dunne & James Collins.

But now after having the shoulder pinned, the defender has been given the go ahead from medical experts to participate in some light training.

Reports from the Mirror`s James Nursey claims that Davies could be back in contention for first team action come January 1st. But he faces a massive battle to reclaim his first team spot after the partnerships of Dunne & Collins, and now Dunne & Cuellar, have been absolutely top notch.

As we know, Curtis has played 58 games for the club and has a clause in his contract stipulating the renegotiation of terms once he hits 60.

If Collins faces a battle to take his place back from Cuellar in the centre, than Davies will have to declare war to dislodge two of the three for one of the centre back slots.

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Such competition for places from such quality can only be great news for the club and is sure to give O`Neill a massive selection headache.

Rather him than me if I`m honest.

Lets just hope that Davies can meet the challenge head on and rediscover his form. If he can manage to worm his way back into the first team past the calibre of centre backs we already have, then he will have earned his new contract the hard way, surely?


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Date:Friday December 18 2009

Time: 10:15AM

Your Comments

He's forgotten so much so that Fear hasn't included an image of him. You'll have to make do with the bearded one.
JayVFC
He's forgotten so much so that Fear hasn't included an image of him. You'll have to make do with the bearded one.
JayVFC
Nah, idea initially was only to have a few for in articles, cheeky git! lol The main thing is the image bank for the article index and top of articles.
The Fear
Nah, idea initially was only to have a few for in articles, cheeky git! lol The main thing is the image bank for the article index and top of articles.
The Fear
Great news that Davies is getting close, even more options. Tough for him to break into the team right now though!
The Fear
Great news that Davies is getting close, even more options. Tough for him to break into the team right now though!
The Fear
It's terrible news that Curtis Davies is returning to the Villa team. I can only assume it means that he's killing Dunne, Collins and Cuellar one by one. Not that Cuellar can be killed, not by any weapon man's concieved thus far anyway.
Hercs
It's terrible news that Curtis Davies is returning to the Villa team. I can only assume it means that he's killing Dunne, Collins and Cuellar one by one. Not that Cuellar can be killed, not by any weapon man's concieved thus far anyway.
Hercs
Look fwd to his return...Decent centre half when on form & has age on his side...Will be great competition which we've not had for a while...Gonna struggle to get in mind, but competition does work wonders for indidvidual performances, & if he is our current 4th choice centre half then that will tell you how strong we are at the back...
marcobavfc
Look fwd to his return...Decent centre half when on form & has age on his side...Will be great competition which we've not had for a while...Gonna struggle to get in mind, but competition does work wonders for indidvidual performances, & if he is our current 4th choice centre half then that will tell you how strong we are at the back...
marcobavfc
Have to agree with marco - he's currently our 4th choice! Awesome strength in depth really when you consider he is quality when fully fit. IF we do manage to sneak a top-4 finish, we will need plenty of strength in depth for next season though!
Ericols_Son
Have to agree with marco - he's currently our 4th choice! Awesome strength in depth really when you consider he is quality when fully fit. IF we do manage to sneak a top-4 finish, we will need plenty of strength in depth for next season though!
Ericols_Son
 

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