Sidwell attracted to Villa by O'Neill style

Former Chelsea midfielder Steve Sidwell admits he was attracted to Aston Villa thanks to the style of football they play under manager Martin O'Neill.

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He told AVTV Online: "The attacking, attractive football Villa played last season was fantastic to watch.

"They moved so quickly from one end of the pitch to the other all season and you can see how they scored so many goals.

"I particularly remember the 4-4. That was a game to remember! I thought overall Villa were unlucky to just pick up a draw - they should have won.

"I am looking forward to being a part of that brand of football and chipping in with some goals too. I am sure we will be a real force next season."

Sidwell also revealed his delight at calling Villa Park home next season.

"Villa Park is fantastic. It has a great tradition. The fans have always been tremendous when I have visited with other clubs but I am looking forward to putting on a Villa shirt and playing for them now.

"I want to repay the manager, chairman and the fans for the faith they have shown in me by good performances and hard work."

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