Samuel confirms Villa exit

01 May 2007 10:55
Aston Villa defender Jlloyd Samuel has confirmed he will quit the club in the summer after failing to break into Martin O'Neill's first-team plans. Samuel, 26, has made only five appearances this season and, with his contract set to expire in the summer, will leave Villa Park on a free transfer at the end of the campaign. "I must admit, I'm glad the season is beginning to draw to a close because it's been a disappointing season for me," he told the club's official website. "I want to make some plans for the future and I'm also really looking forward to the next season starting up again. "I am still in the early stages of working out where I will be next season, but I'm really excited about the thought of playing regularly again and having a new challenge of my own." The former England Under-21 international came through the youth ranks at Villa Park and has made 199 appearances for the Villains.

Source: ESA