Date: 9th October 2008 at 12:34pm
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James Milner says he will gladly sit out the rest of the season if it means Villa win!

Milner, showing he is indeed a team player, says he isn’t at all frustrated by his slow start to his Villa career and says although he would like to be playing from the start, the crucial thing is that Villa win.

‘Don’t get me wrong, every footballer wants to play but the lads have been brilliant all season and have been picking up some great results. What’s important to me is being part of a massive football club like Aston Villa who are doing well on a number of fronts. There is competition for places and the key to that is ‘if you play well you keep your place’. That’s the way it should be. That’s what has been happening.’



Adding, ‘I’d be delighted if we won every game this season, sat on the bench and we were successful. There wouldn’t be anyone happier than me. It’s healthy to have competition in the squad.’

He also says Villa do have a realistic chance of finishing in the top four this season.

Do you agree? Top four? Not totally sure myself but do think we have an outside chance IF we can keep our players fit until January and stay within shouting distance; and then as the icing on the cake, bring in yet more quality in the transfer window.

Dreamland or possible?

Milner does concede that talk is easier than reality! ‘Saying that, it’s one thing me saying things but we should do our talking on the pitch.’