He says that, after missing so much football through injury, he doesn't like breaks from action.
Delph told Villa's website: "We haven't got a game for a long time now so a few of the boys will be falling out with the missus I'm sure.
"But we'll be anxious and raring to go again when the games come. I personally struggle when there's no football. I'm not the happiest man when I'm not playing.
"Obviously with the injuries I've had I've missed quite a lot of football over the years. I want to be playing week in week out.
"But I'll welcome the rest and hopefully come back raring to go when we come back to play Newcastle."
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