As featured on NewsNow: Football news

Gardner thrilled with Villa U21 comeback after eight months out

Gary Gardner made a successful comeback for Aston Villa U21s in defeat to Fulham.

The midfielder has been out for eight months after suffering an anterior cruciate ligament injury.

"It has been a long time, eight months, but I'm back now feeling strong and ready to kick on so hopefully everything will be all right," said Gardner to Villa's website.

"I don't think you lose it. If I see a sight at goal I'll shoot. It's just a case of getting my match fitness back.

"I'm happy to be back and hopefully I can push on now.

"Once it is healed you are stronger than before so it is just about getting your match fitness up and playing games again."

Video of the day:

About the author

Tribal Football Staff

Have your say
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

  1. Go Ad-Free
  2. Faster site experience
  3. Support great writing
  4. Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free