Mathew of the Kendrick has a report in the Birmingham Mail saying that Stephen Ireland should be fit to return on Monday 13th for Villa away at Stoke.
Ireland, who has had a baptism of fire since joining Villa (two games, 9 goals conceded!) had a hamstring worry whilst warming up v Everton but it looks like all is well now.
The report also has Gabby Agbonlahor quoted with reference to our new midfielder:
‘Stephen Ireland is getting a good relationship with some of the players.’
Adding that we are yet to see the best of the player ‘But what I`ve seen in training is that he`s been one of the top trainers. He can add a lot to the squad. If you look at him he can score goals and he`s one of the fittest players you`ll see, getting up and down the field, so it`s looking good for Villa with him playing.’
High hopes for the lad I must admit!