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Villa kid Bannan hopes for Blackpool return

Aston Villa midfielder Barry Bannan hopes to get back to boost Blackpool's promotion bid.

Victory over Plymouth at the weekend took Blackpool up to seventh place and within four points of the play-offs.

"I've loved every minute of it," Bannan told Villa's website. "We have been doing well and are just outside the play-offs, so we are going to try and get in there and hopefully get up to the Premier League.

"I broke my toe and it took longer to heal because it was a fracture to the joint as well. So it took longer than expected but it is alright now.

"I got injured in the game against Leicester. I got taken off at half-time after I felt it go and I found out afterwards it was broken.

"So I've been back at Villa for four weeks getting treatment.

"That goal against Coventry was one of my good moments up there. I enjoyed that moment and it was brilliant.

"There are about nine games left now so hopefully I can feature in those and finish the season off on a high."

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