Fabian Delph has indicated he will prioritise Aston Villa's Premier League survival over the birth of his child.

The 23-year old and his partner Natalie are expecting a new arrival early next month but Delph suggests he could be on the pitch battling it out for Villa when his girlfriend is in hospital giving birth.

"We have spoken about it and we know it's a possibility," Delph told the club's official website.

"It could happen as one of the games is about to go on. But this is a crucial part of the season and if I'm down to play in the games, I need to be playing.

"Natalie appreciates the situation and is 100% behind me.

"I want to see my baby being born and hope it happens. Ideally, it will happen on a Wednesday."

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