Date: 27th July 2006 at 1:38pm
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Mark Delaney played a full 90-minutes in Villa’s reserve game 2-0 win against Chesterfield last night. Delaney was impressed with the youthful set up as Scott Bridges scored a brace to secure the win.

Delaney said of Bridges: ‘I said to him afterwards that I’ve worn that No2 shirt for seven or eight years, but I’ve never hit a ball like that. He did well. He’s one of the good young lads we’ve got.’

Adding on the official site:

‘I was pleased to get through 90 minutes. It was obviously a disappointing time towards the end of last season, so it was nice to get back and get 90 minutes under my belt. We had a lot of young lads playing last night and I was pleased for them. It was a big test against a League One side, so that was another step up from reserve football.’

‘I’ve always been impressed with the kids here. I’m a big believer in what Sid, Tony and Kev are doing. We saw how good they are last night. A young Villa side beat a League One side just a couple of weeks away from the start of the season. To produce a performance like that, with a couple of goals and a clean sheet, was a credit to the lads.’

 

5 Replies to “Delaney Praises The Youth”

  • Official site said the Twins had a good game and “looked lively”. Maybe now he’ll get a chance in the first team. Good to see Delaney back

  • This is so bitter sweet, I am so excited for the season to see how we play and perform and watch the kids get better. Yet I can not enjoy it because of the Chairman who I detest.

  • Yes, it is good to see Delaney get a full game under his belt. Got a feeling we could well be turning to him before the season is too old. Good reports on Djemba-Djemba too. Both he and Berson deserve an opportunity to tie down a first team place.

  • Not to get too carried away but three games played 9 goals scored and none conceded… Watch out Arse dont want to ***** on your Emirates parade now do we. Whispers “Roy Aitkens Claret and Blue army” and retreats for more medication into the darkened corn

  • Glad to see he’s fit again even if it won’t last long with his luck. The youth teams the one bright hope for villa.

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