Sidwell on brink of Villa return

07 September 2010 10:33
Aston Villa midfielder Steve Sidwell is hopeful of a return to first team action after playing the full 90 minutes for the reserves on Monday.Sidwell, who has been out for a month with an Achilles tendon injury, featured in the 4-0 win over Blackpool. [LNB]He told the club website: "It was nice to be out there, it's been a frustrating few weeks. [LNB]"Games are what you need. This was the first one back, I'll just knuckle down in training and see where it goes." [LNB]Sidwell enjoyed a good pre-season but was injured in Villa's final friendly against Valencia at Villa Park on 6 August, eight days before the start of the Premier League season. [LNB]The former Reading and Chelsea player helped Villa to a comfortable victory against Blackpool at Bodymoor Heath, with a James Collins Jr brace and goals from Samir Carruthers and Michael Drennan sealing the win.

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