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Gardner Pens New Deal

Gardner Pens New Deal

Gary Gardner has today put pen to paper on a new contract that will keep him at the club until 2014.

Meakers on the forum kindly gave us the heads up after reading Gary's comments on twitbook thingy and now the club have confirmed it.

Speaking on the Official Site Gary's delight at the deal was clearly evident.

'I set my heart on playing for Villa a long time ago and words can't describe how I feel. It's unbelievable.'

At only 18, Gary has huge potential and many fans are excited about seeing him move into the first team after being nothing short of 'bloody brilliant' for the reserves prior to his unfortunate injury.

Gardner knows he's onto a good thing at the club with our Academy after seeing so many make the breakthrough before him.

'The likes of Albrighton, Clark, Bannan, Lichaj and Herd have all played in the first team this season and I remember my brother Craig, Cahill, Whittingham and Agbonlahor all breaking through from the Academy.

'This makes you realise what's possible to achieve and I want to push on and work even harder to try to follow some of those lads.'

Gary is only a couple of weeks away from returning to action now after a good recovery from his cruciate ligament injury (he's been training for the last month), and I'd be highly surprised if he doesn't make his debut before the end of the season.

For those who haven't followed Gary closely, he's been at the club since he was a six year old and whilst still being U18 captain and playing in their games, he was also a regular in the reserves last season before his injury sadly cut him down.

He had notched up 14 goals, and between the Reserves and the Academy if memory serves he went on a run of scoring a goal a game for over 10 matches.

In 2009 as well as excelling at the club, he also featured in 3 different England squads, the U17 Euro Champs, the U20 World Cup and the U19 set up.

The lad clearly has a future ahead of him, and the link above to the Official Site shows his hattrick in the FA Youth Cup tie against Rochdale from last season.

Houllier is keen admirer of him, and added.

'Gary is a young player with potential and a desire to succeed and the contract is a sign that we trust him to be a player for the future.'

Now go watch that hattrick and smile!

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Writer:Mike Field
Date:Friday December 3 2010
Time: 6:14PM

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I follow the reserves keenly. It is a matter of opinion but we all like to think we can spot the talented players who would make it. One surprise to me has been young Hogg. His performances have been much better than i thought they would be. No surprise about Albtighton an Clark. Always tipped to be top players. Bannan was most skilfull, but concern over his size. Thankfully that is no longer a concern. Lichaj, Lowry, Baker and Forrester have got a chance. I think Herd and Collins need a little more. Delboy? Top star or the next Luke Moore? Jury is still out BUT having watched all of these lads IMO Gary Gardner could be the best of the lot. Really is a top prospect. People have likened Clark to Ferdinand, Bannan to Scholes and Albrighton to Beckham in aspects of their game. For those who haven't seen Gary play then liken him to Gerrard. That's how good he could be.
krfeskivilla
03/12/2010 20:18:00
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thak feck for that i was getting worried that he might go somewhere else.
liamo1981
03/12/2010 23:08:00
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