UK time is: 03:28:47
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Gardner To Sign New Deal & Start.

Villa have agreed an improved contract for young midfielder Craig Gardner who will sign on the dotted line today.

The deal will keep the player at Villa Park until June 2009. The 19-year-old looks set for his first Premiership start this weekend against Newcastle as Gavin McCann is banned and James Milner isn't able to feature due to the terms of the loan deal.

Gardner made his debut in the second half on Boxing day in the 4-0 win over Everton. He also featured in the win over local rivals West Bromwich Albion.

Gordon 'Sid' Cowans has praised Craig Gardner for the progress he has made.

The Academy coach says the midfielder has what it takes. High praise coming from Sid.

He told www.avfc.co.uk: "Of all the kids who have come through the ranks here, he has one of the best attitudes. He gives everything he's got - whether it be in training or in a match. He's also a very gifted player and a good all-rounder, someone who goes box-to-box. He defends, gets forward and also scores goals. He's got two good feet, great vision and great passing ability."




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

The Journalist

Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday February 7 2006

Time: 11:48AM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Something For The Weekend (472) (Friday November 21 2014)

Aston Villa FC - 140 Years And Counting (Friday November 21 2014)

Villa Support 21st Minute Initiative (Thursday November 20 2014)

Injury Update Ahead Of Southampton (Thursday November 20 2014)

Villa In Talks With Justice For The 21 (Thursday November 20 2014)

The Stiliyan Petrov Foundation (Thursday November 20 2014)

Villa Fans Expecting High Profile Exits (Thursday November 20 2014)

Not 'The Villa Times' News 18/11/14 (Tuesday November 18 2014)

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. Pride of Lions 736
2. ClivetheVillan 724
3. The Fear 536
4. kefkat 251
5. Freeman14 207
6. sirdennis 163
7. DeanoVilla 143
8. Villan57 132
9. HeathfieldRoad1874 88
10. gator 86

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
13. WBA 12 3 4 5 -4 13
14. Sunderland 12 2 7 3 -7 13
15. Hull City 11 2 5 4 -2 11
16. Aston Villa 11 3 2 6 -11 11
17. Leicester City 12 2 4 6 -7 10
18. Burnley 12 2 4 6 -12 10
19. Crystal Palace 11 2 3 6 -6 9

Breaking League News

The First Goal Matters
Arsenal : 22/11/2014 22:28:00
Rate The Players: Manchester City 2-1 Swansea City
Swansea : 22/11/2014 20:54:00
Bojan wins October goal of the month
Stoke : 22/11/2014 20:54:00
Pellegrini Praises Swansea City After Win
Swansea : 22/11/2014 20:40:00
Monk Disappointed Not To Get a Point at Man City
Swansea : 22/11/2014 20:32:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Villa v Southampton (home) will:
Suggested By:  Mystic Mug
Win 18%
Lose 72%
Draw 8%