Dunne gives Villans injury scare

08 April 2010 02:06
Aston Villa defender Richard Dunne has given his side an injury scare ahead of Saturday's FA Cup semi-final with Chelsea.[LNB] But Villa boss Martin O'Neill is still optimistic the centre-back will be fit for the Wembley showdown.[LNB]Dunne was forced to withdraw from training on Thursday morning with a sore Achilles.[LNB]The former Manchester City player has been troubled by the problem in recent weeks and Villa could ill-afford to be without his experience for the Wembley meeting with Carlo Ancelotti's side.[LNB]O'Neill said: "Dunne has had a bit of a setback and he came out of training this morning.[LNB]"Richard was a bit sore. It is an injury we have to be nursing through. It has been troublesome for a while but he definitely will want to play."[LNB]Dunne has formed an effective partnership with James Collins since his £6 million move from Eastlands during the summer transfer window.[LNB]Midfielder James Milner has resumed training after being rested for the game at Bolton last week, also with an Achilles problem, and is expected to be fit.[LNB]The club's joint £12 million record signing was rested for last week's 1-0 away win over Bolton.[LNB]Milner, like Dunne, has been a hugely influential figure during the current campaign and is a strong contender to be part of Fabio Capello's World Cup squad.

Source: Team_Talk