Ireland asks fans for more time

21 September 2010 02:46
Midfielder Stephen Ireland has urged Aston Villa's supporters to give him time to show his true form at the club.[LNB] The 24-year-old joined Villa as part of the deal that took James Milner to Manchester City before the transfer window closed.[LNB]However, Ireland is yet to show any of the goalscoring exploits he demonstrated during his time at the City of Manchester Stadium.[LNB]Ireland and Villa produced a disappointing display at the weekend when Bolton came from a goal down to claim a 1-1 draw.[LNB]The Republic of Ireland midfielder knows he is performing below par and believes he will be producing his best in the coming months.[LNB]"Of course, I'm still getting to understand the players out there on the pitch, still finding my feet," said Ireland.[LNB]"I pulled my hamstring, but I'm getting there. I hope by Christmas everything will be good."[LNB]Villa have a new manager in the shape of Gerard Houllier and Ireland is hoping the Frenchman can get the best out of his potential.[LNB]"I don't know much about how he deals with things as a manager," he added. "Hopefully he can get the best out of me."

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