I THOUGHT we were disappointing in the first half against Arsenal. We didn't play to our potential. In the second half we showed the way we can play and the way we have played in most games this season and gave a good account of ourselves. Obviously though we're all upset about the result.
WE'VE three games left and still have a great chance of getting into Europe. If we win the three games we should be there. Middlesbrough have a tough couple of games left, they played Newcastle on Wednesday and Liverpool this weekend. By the time we play on Sunday we'll know how Middlesbrough have got on and if we can beat Villa it will set it up nicely. Middlesbrough could be a massive game but a lot could happen this weekend.
DAVID O'LEARY did well for me at Leeds. He came in, gave me my chance in the first team and I played a few games under him. It was a great experience at Leeds when he was there. We got to the semi-finals of the Champions League. He showed faith in me at the time and I've got a good relationship with him. My wife is very good friends with his wife and we stay in contact.
DARIUS Vassell is back for Villa and with him, Carlton Cole and Angel up front for them you expect exactly what you get from every other attack in the Premiership - sharp, strong and all capable of scoring goals. Villa have been a bit inconsistent and gone along steadily, picking up results and they've come up quietly. They've been in mid-table all season but they've started putting results together and they've crept up. It's another tough game for us but I'm confident in our home form.