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Sorry Sidwell offered McCarthy's support

28 Sep 2010 - 14:33:15

Aston Villa midfielder Steve Sidwell has wished Wolves' Adlene Guedioura a speedy recovery after he suffered a broken leg in the weekend Molineux derby.

Guedioura was injured in a challenge with Sidwell, who has also been backed by Wolves manager Mick McCarthy over the incident.

Sidwell told his club's official website: "I wish Adlene well and I hope he makes a quick and full recovery. Obviously, I went in to play the ball with no malice whatsoever.

"My intent was purely to play the ball and I'd just like to say again that I wish him all the best in his recovery."

McCarthy added in the Express & Star: "He went to get the ball and missed it, but Sidwell didn't go to hurt Adlene - I don't think players do.

"It's just the nature of it that it was a late tackle, he missed the ball and caught him. Sidwell tried to tackle the ball, just didn't get anything on it and was late.

"Sadly we're a player down because of it, but they were just tackles.

"I'm not going to bleat at other teams' players because the game was played in a good spirit. There weren't any nasty tackles."


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