UK time is: 00:13:52
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Fighting Fit For Sunderland

Four of our walking wounded should return to contention for the Sunderland match after resuming training.

Speaking to the Official Site ahead of the 12 pointer and return of Martin O'Neill, McLeish revealed that Chris Herd, Marc Albrighton and Ciaran Clark will be fit enough to be in contention for the first team. It's also possible that Stephen Warnock will return in time to figure in the game:

'Marc has not trained yet with the group, but it's likely he'll train on Thursday and be available. Ciaran has got a head knock, but he's fine. He's not in the same situation as Herdy was. Herdy is looking quite good as well and they should both train on Thursday.'

McLeish adds that Herdy has now stopped seeing stars and that he's fine.

As for Warnock, he said:

'Stevie is with the physios, he's still got a bit of puffiness in his ankle but he said he was feeling quite good. If they can work on getting the fluid out of his ankle then he's got a chance of making the squad.'

There's also better news for N'Zogbia and Cuellar as McLeish says they are much sharper in training this week:

'Charles has looked much sharper, he had a great session on Tuesday and he looked on fire. It was sharpness and match fitness he was lacking before. Carlos is fit, we were thinking of putting him in against Stoke but he didn't quite feel ready. He's trained every day and he's in contention.'

He also says that Richard Dunne is back running and in light training, so he doesn't think it will be too long before he joins up with group training again following his broken collarbone.

Sunderland Match Thread.

Vital Villa on: facebook

Vital Villa on: twitter

Join Vital Villa

It's easy to REGISTER, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved!




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Mike Field Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday April 18 2012

Time: 6:32PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Stats: Arsenal v Aston Villa (Sunday February 1 2015)

2021 (Friday January 30 2015)

Something For The Weekend (480) (Friday January 30 2015)

Drennan Departs Aston Villa (Friday January 30 2015)

Grealish, Alli, Arsenal & Chelsea (Friday January 30 2015)

Sinclair Signs Season Long Loan Deal (Friday January 30 2015)

Archived Aston Villa Articles

List All Vital Villa Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Freeman14 65
2. Villan57 57
3. The Fear 43
4. Pride of Lions 38
5. ClivetheVillan 36
6. Villa_Grizzly 35
7. david-avfc 33
8. Fulford 33
9. holtelower 24
10. LambertOut 21

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
13. Crystal Palace 23 5 8 10 -9 23
14. Sunderland 23 4 11 8 -12 23
15. WBA 23 5 7 11 -12 22
16. Aston Villa 23 5 7 11 -19 22
17. Burnley 23 4 8 11 -17 20
18. Hull City 23 4 7 12 -13 19
19. Q.P.R. 23 5 4 14 -18 19

Breaking League News

The 5-0 Win That Wasn't
Arsenal : 01/02/2015 23:52:00
Shelvey: I'm Staying at Swansea City
Swansea : 01/02/2015 22:21:00
Shelvey: That'll Shut A Few People Up!
Swansea : 01/02/2015 22:12:00
Poor Start Cost Us - Pulis
WBA : 01/02/2015 21:01:00
Fonte - We Wasted Too Many Chances
Southampton : 01/02/2015 20:44:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Arsenal (cough) MotM
Suggested By:  MF - We Go Again
Guzan 8%
Hutton 1%
Okore 0%
Clark 5%
Richardson 1%
Cleverley 1%
Delph 1%
Sanchez 3%
Gil 76%
Benteke 0%
Weimann 0%
Sub - Agbonlahor 1%
Sub - Sinclair 0%
Sub - Westwood 3%