Date: 3rd September 2009 at 1:08pm
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Villa boss Martin O’Neill has warned in the Express & Star that Curtis Davies could be out for up to five months.

Davies is due to see a specialist this week, if he hasn’t already (the report last week said he’d see the specialist Tuesday or Wednesday) and MON says that a similar problem for Luke Moore kept the player out for five months following surgery.

On the arrival of Richard Dunne from Manchester City and James Collins from West Ham, he says he is ‘pleased’ to have them at Villa especially as ‘ Curtis will probably be out for a fairly lengthy period.’ Adding that surgery is looking ‘more and more likely’. He also says if he does need it they will make sure it is done soon, maybe even next week, as it is ‘important for the players future.’

He has also updated about Wilfred Bouma saying he is ‘not doing too badly’ adding the player seems happy with how things are progressing and on our new signing from Middlesbrough, Stuart Downing he added, ‘Stewart is doing a little bit of straight-line running. We are just taking it slowly.’ He also says ‘He’s brilliant….Having met him over the last couple of days I’m really looking forward to getting out and training and working with him.’

Our latest poll asks who you think should be our defensive partnership, with this in mind you’d have to assume as a start off, Carlos and Dunne I’d assume?