Date: 1st June 2018 at 6:00pm
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Birkir Bjarnason has revealed he is keen to remain at the club despite missing out on promotion to the Premier League.

The Icelandic international says he was very disappointed at not being picked to start against Fulham in the playoff final but he is happy to stay at Villa Park. He was quoted by the Birmingham Mail as saying:

“I’m not happy at all, but it went as it went. I have two years left of my contract at Villa and am very happy there. I’m happy with the club.”

Our no.20 had to fight for his place in the side last season and was on the verge of leaving the club back in January

However, an influential second-half performance against Nottingham Forest back in January led to increased game time.

By the end of the campaign, the 30-year-old had made 29 appearances, scoring four goals and providing three assists. He did not though play much of a part during the playoffs, coming on as a substitute in both games against Middlesbrough, while he was an unused sub in the defeat at Wembley last weekend.

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6 Replies to “Villa Given Boost As Midfield Anchor Man States Desire To Remain At The Club”

  • Good to hear someone maybe staying! He may be more than anchorman next season!

  • That’s great news, i like him a lot, never used enough by Bruce and totally understand him being upset about not being included at Wembley . Keep playing your old buddies Steve and we will lose a few more decent players and games.

  • Thor is decent on his day but looks too light weight for the defensive midfield role when we come up against the more physical teams. I’m not sure why him being upset has made the news though, surely every player that wasnt on the pitch should feel that way. We dont want players who are happy sitting on the sidelines – we have had to many of them over the last few seasons

  • ,Out of the gloom,comes light,there has to be some new from Xia,Wyness soon.
    The window shuts a month early and Bruce’s replacement etc And the rats are
    spreading rumours ,while our beloved AVFC stands shrouded in doubts

  • The Gary Gary shaw is spot on regarding players sitting on the sidelines. We have now lost Flabby and regarding Richards we should be investigating if he can do us a job next season and if he can replace Terry then all to the good. We must accept that next seasons team will look nothing like this seasons and we must concentrate on our youth players. God knows if we will end up selling Grealish to balance the books and I hope we can keep him. Th done thing about Bruce is he has a good contacts book to get loan players in but he needs to remember football is a game where we should be going out to win playing attractive football. Whether Bruce stays is another question we need answering soon, so Dr what’s going on please.

  • I like Thor and would be very happy to see him in the middle of the park next season. I think he has been poorly treated/utilised by Bruce so hopefully he will get a fairer crack of the whip next season.

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