Villa defender Clark confident after surviving Chelsea test

Aston Villa defender Ciaran Clark says he's ready for more big match action.

Aston Villa defender Ciaran Clark says he's ready for more big match action.

Clark was an early substitute in the game against Chelsea and impressed with a confident display, shutting out the likes of Nicolas Anelka and Florent Malouda.

He told Villa's website: "It was a good game. I was told I was on the bench and you never know what can happen.

"Richey (Dunne) went down and the manager told me to go and warm up.

"There was a lot of pressure but when you get out there you just need to get your head down.

"You can't think 'I'm playing against big players.' You've just got to get on with it and we came out with a draw and everyone done well.

"There were a few nerves when I was running up and down the touch-line. But when I got on and got a few touches, I was good.

"I nearly scored. I turned around and I thought it was in but it came out off the inside of a post and I was a bit devastated. But it is just great to be out there.

"It is progress and it all looks good. When you play against top teams like Chelsea, it is good to have on your CV."

 
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