RD unmoved by potential City date

07 January 2010 10:08
Villa's semi-final first leg tie with Blackburn at Ewood Park has been re-arranged for next Thursday and means they will now play six games in 17 days.[LNB]The winners will face City if they can overcome Manchester United in their semi-final showdown.[LNB]But central defender Dunne, who spent nine years with the Blues, is adamant all his focus is on helping Villa to win a trophy and claim the first silverware of his own career. He said: "I really enjoyed my time at City. It was nine years of my career so it doesn't just go away.[LNB]"But the aim is to win a trophy for Aston Villa. I didn't manage to do it when I was at City.[LNB]"The opportunity is here, and if it is Manchester City in the final, then we have to do our best to overcome them.[LNB]"But I haven't thought about the prospect of playing them.[LNB]"And if you look at Manchester City and Manchester United, it is nearly impossible to call these days (who will win). For us, it is just about Aston Villa.[LNB]"The aim is to get to the final and, come the end of February, to be picking up the trophy. That is the main thing for me, whoever we play."[LNB]Dunne expects City to be active in the transfer market during January at the start of the Roberto Mancinin era.[LNB]He said: "When I was there, there was not just one player but four or five linked to the club every day.[LNB]"But that is the way Manchester City is. They are a big club with a lot of money to spend and obviously the owner's dream is to win the Premier League so a lot of players want to go there."[LNB]Villa were due to visit Blackburn on Tuesday but the bad weather led to the game being postponed.[LNB]After the January 14 Blackburn clash they face West Ham (January 17), the return leg with Rovers (January 20), the home FA Cup tie with Brighton (January 23), a home league game with Arsenal (January 27) and a trip to Fulham (January 30).[LNB][LNB][LNB]

Source: Team_Talk