Aston Villa - Clarkie Looking For Starting Role
UK time is: 16:20:50
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Clarkie Looking For Starting Role

Ciaran Clark has said he wants to start the season as one of the first names on the team sheet, so he can prove he can end the season the same way.

Speaking to the Birmingham Mail following the departure of James Collins and the injury to Richard Dunne, Clark knows he will be in a battle with Nathan Baker as to who starts alongside new signing Ron Vlaar in the centre of our defence, and following Paul Lambert's earlier praise of him, at the moment the assumption is left centre half is for him to lose.

'It's a big season for me, no doubt. I have played in several positions over the past few years and I certainly haven't complained because I've loved being part of it. But this season I am looking to push on and try and nail down a spot. Hopefully it'll be at the back, where I learned my trade.'

Clark knows it'll be a big ask to play every game this season, especially in his favoured position - especially as most fans I think are expecting Lambert to rotate a fair bit, and get the youngsters involved more - so he's just focused on playing more games than last season at the moment to continue his development and give him greater experience. Especially as we need to see Clark leading from the back, becoming more consistent and finding a balance between his defensive qualities but also chipping in with a few more goals as we know the lad has a left peg on him.

Ciaran Clark Forum 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:Friday August 3 2012

Time: 5:41PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Top stuff, looking forward to seeing which youth products cement their position in the team.
The Fear
Report Abuse
03/08/2012 18:33:00

He is the future of our club. He has so much potential. I have high hopes of a decent partnership between clarky and "concrete" Vlaar. There is so many positives coming out of vp at the moment, i'm buzzing for the season to start. utv
king villa
Report Abuse
03/08/2012 21:40:00

I think he'll be on the teamsheet for West Sham - barring injury. But young Nathan will be pushing him hard.
Pride of Lions
Report Abuse
04/08/2012 08:15:00

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Calder To Dundee Confirmed (Monday August 31 2015)

Quick Transfer Roundup (Monday August 31 2015)

Sherwood Talks Injuries & Gabby (Monday August 31 2015)

Sinclair Gets BBC Nod (Monday August 31 2015)

Deadline Day Tomorrow (Monday August 31 2015)

Something For The Weekend (500) (Sunday August 30 2015)

Sherwood Gives Sunderland Thoughts (Saturday August 29 2015)

Audio - Sherwood On Sunderland Draw (Saturday August 29 2015)

Stats: Aston Villa v Sunderland (Saturday August 29 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
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Pride of Lions 1284
2. ClivetheVillan 709
3. The Fear 553
4. kefkat 337
5. Bonker 332
6. Fulford 313
7. DeanoVilla 260
8. sirdennis 227
9. Villan57 225
10. thefacehead 223

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
9. Everton 4 1 2 1 1 5
10. Southampton 4 1 2 1 0 5
11. AFC Bournemouth 4 1 1 2 -1 4
12. Aston Villa 4 1 1 2 -1 4
13. Chelsea 4 1 1 2 -3 4
14. Norwich 4 1 1 2 -3 4
15. WBA 4 1 1 2 -3 4

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Hammers Bid for Antonio Accepted?
West Ham : 31/08/2015 16:14:00
Calder To Dundee Confirmed
Aston Villa : 31/08/2015 16:10:01
Quick Transfer Roundup
Aston Villa : 31/08/2015 16:06:00
Sherwood Talks Injuries amp; Gabby
Aston Villa : 31/08/2015 15:51:00
Sinclair Gets BBC Nod
Aston Villa : 31/08/2015 15:42:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Sunderland MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Guzan 2%
Hutton 1%
Richards 2%
Clark 0%
Amavi 1%
Westwood 1%
Sanchez 24%
Gueye 26%
Bacuna 0%
Gestede 1%
Sinclair 41%
Sub - Gil 1%