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The Best Is Yet To Come From Downing

Martin O'Neill has taken the chance to praise Stewart Downing for the impact he's had on the pitch since returning from injury.

The boss is quoted on the Official Site today saying how impressed his been with his form, especially given the fact that he isn't just yet fully match fit.

'I have been very, very pleased with him.

'But you know that there will be a period where that lack of fitness overtakes him.'

Which O'Neill explains is why he's been subbed in a couple of games to ensure he doesn't become burnt out whilst getting 'wound' up.

'He's given everything. When he is fully wound up, he will be really excellent for us.'

Downing has certainly brought us the balance we have missing and I'm sure he's going to become even more important once he is fully fit.

It's so nice having options isn't it. Another couple upfront from January would be nice now if we are really going to go all out for Cups and a Top 4 place.

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Writer: Mike Field Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday January 6 2010

Time: 3:49PM

Your Comments

a couple more forwards and a play maker is a must ! gabby is doing well but he just isnt an out and out striker. we need a 25 goals a season finisher and that play maker who makes his own space and has that killer final pass that splits the defence im not sure if milly is capable of that yet. i odnt think we are quite ready for a top four this season and if we do make it then we CERTAINLY are not ready for the champions league with the current squad. minimum this season top 5 finish and atleast one cup anything less than that is not good enough for a club like aston villa agree or disagree?
black_villian
a couple more forwards and a play maker is a must ! gabby is doing well but he just isnt an out and out striker. we need a 25 goals a season finisher and that play maker who makes his own space and has that killer final pass that splits the defence im not sure if milly is capable of that yet. i odnt think we are quite ready for a top four this season and if we do make it then we CERTAINLY are not ready for the champions league with the current squad. minimum this season top 5 finish and atleast one cup anything less than that is not good enough for a club like aston villa agree or disagree?
black_villian
I'd be happy with 5th and a Cup. 4th would be better. After what I saw last week against Blackburn Delph could well be exactly what we need alongside Milner.
Adam Deuce
I'd be happy with 5th and a Cup. 4th would be better. After what I saw last week against Blackburn Delph could well be exactly what we need alongside Milner.
Adam Deuce
4th & a cup obviously.
Adam Deuce
4th & a cup obviously.
Adam Deuce
i think 4th and a cup is asking too much. maybe deplh could be the answer but i think we need to ease him in. and it seems from what i read that and see villa play better without petrov. but will MON be brave enough to drop his captain? i think not
black_villian
i think 4th and a cup is asking too much. maybe deplh could be the answer but i think we need to ease him in. and it seems from what i read that and see villa play better without petrov. but will MON be brave enough to drop his captain? i think not
black_villian
 

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