Date: 7th November 2007 at 4:02pm
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In a report by Lisa Smith in the Birmingham Post on loan defender Curtis Davies has spoken of his frustrations since joining Villa and his experience of warming the bench.

The England U21 defender, who is on loan from West Bromwich Albion with a permanent deal at the end of the season, said

‘It has been frustrating – I’m not going to lie. I’m not going to pretend I’m delighted with the situation but it is one of those things you have to deal with in football.’

Davies has been shut out by ever present Martin Laursen and former Fulham defender Zat Knight. Davies says it is just ‘one of those things’ that when he arrived he was injured.

‘I can only do what I am doing and keep playing well in the reserves and training and hopefully I’ll get the nod.’

Adding, ‘It would be nice to make my first Premier League start in the derby,’ he said. ‘We had a behind-closed doors game with Blues the other day and Villa won 4-3. Blues put a strong team out but we did really well. If we play well, like we have been doing, I don’t see why we can’t win the game on Sunday.’

God I hope the result isn’t 4-3 at the weekend, I don’t think my heart would hold up to the strain!!!!