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The Dunneymonster Conundrum

Gerard Houllier has an interesting decision ahead of Spurs, as even Richard Dunne admits it's going to be difficult to break back into the first team following recent performances.

Dunne is now fit and raring to go following the knee problem that saw him come off at half time against Everton, and then miss the Rovers and Wolves games but with the form of James Collins and Carlos Cuellar recently even he admits he can't expect to walk straight back into the team and will have to fight to regain his place.

Speaking on the Official Site the Dunneymonster said:

'The lads did brilliantly at Molineux. It's a really tough place to go and I know, having played alongside Kevin Doyle, how tough a striker he is to face. To come away from there with maximum points is a great result and a great start for the new manager.'

Dunne goes on to explain that when players come in it's up to them to stake a claim for the spot and even he describes the performances of Collins and Cuellar recently as 'brilliant'.

'As far as I'm concerned I know my place is as part of a strong squad and we're all willing to accept that. Would I have any complaints if I was to be on the bench on Saturday? No. I can't. If the lads had gone beaten 5-0 then I might have been disappointed, but they were brilliant.'

Dunne reserved special praise for his Spaniard replacement.

Carlos is brilliant, I think whenever he plays, particularly at centre half, he is usually one of the best players on the pitch.'

Dunney also explains in more detail about his knee injury during the interview and has some comments about facing Spurs, so click the link to see his full comments.

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Date:Friday October 1 2010

Time: 4:58PM

Your Comments

Maybe he should sneak in early and switch Collins' boots...that'll guarantee him a spot
JWiLs2315
Warnock, Dunne, Cueller, Young, Downing, Reo Coker, Petrov, Alrighton, Young, Heskey... 4,4,1,1... It all depends on who is better in training, If dunne is back to full fitness and looking sharper than Collins in training then i believe he should get the nod, but at the same time need to be careful because it would demoralize Collins quite a bit, although i believe these are really important points, and even a draw is important against Spurs away, With no Agbonlahor it's going to be tough to counter, but Albrighton, Downing and Young should have enough about them.
Villa 4 Ever
Collins and Cuellar have the shirt, so they stay in. Simples.
revdpete
revdpete. Couldn't agree more fella. There is also a 2 week break after this game, so any players with any niggles should be bench warmers at most. Let him fully over come his injury problems and if Cuellar and Collins blow their chance against Spuds then he can be considered when fully fit for the Chelski game.
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