Speaking ahead of today’s Championship tie with Sheffield Wednesday, Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce has confirmed that he has invited former Villan James Collins to train with us as we take a closer look at the 35-year-old centre-half.
This is what happens when you fail to plan and let your only other centre-half leave on-loan because his face doesn’t fit – you end up with somebody who few want back given the manner of his first departure.
The Birmingham Mail have our manager saying.
“James is coming in training with us when he is available. He has nicked a hamstring, unfortunately. He has been fit with West Ham and Ipswich so we have invited him up. I have known him a long time. We have invited him up to get his hamstring fit and come and train with us and we will take it from there.”
So even this is going to be a drawn-out process because he’s not yet fit.
Eggs, one basket, can you panic anymore looking for numbers?
Let get the band back together. Dunne, Warnock, King Carlos, Young, Carew, Heskey
— Ashton (@Ashtonis_AVFC) September 21, 2018
Out of contract aging injured defender. Just what we need
— Gemma (@Gemma1874) September 21, 2018
1 Ageing defenders past their prime is not a sign of a progressive club
2 Having to scour the world looking for unemployed defenders is an admission of his spectacular failing to do his job properly in the window !
— Phil (@PhilArnold4) September 21, 2018
He left under a cloud didn't he after him and Dunne had an "altercation" with Gordon Cowans (a bonafide Villa legend)after a few loud mouth soups. For that alone I'm not having him – neither should Bruce
— John Joyce (@villa_pogue) September 21, 2018
???? Couldn't make it up. Invited a bloke close to retirement with a hamstring strain to train as our prospective CB, despite Bruce rating Jedinak highly in that position. The rest of the league must be quaking in their boots! #Bruceout #MadFew
— Rob Aston ???????????? (@RobA19) September 21, 2018
I need no additional words.