Remi Garde: Aston Villa’s position in table making it difficult to sign players

first_img Fox said Villa had been ”holding conversations” with a number of players but, because they are in the ”most difficult position in the Premier League”, they are largely having trouble persuading them to come to Villa Park. Garde understands the predicament and says he would ”not complain about this kind of thing” if if transpired that the transfer window closed on February 1 and he had to complete the campaign with the players he already has. ”We are working hard to sign players but in our position in the table it is quite difficult to sign players,” said Garde, whose side continue their uphill battle for survival at midlands neighbours West Brom on Saturday. “But hopefully we are getting closer every day it is going on. ”Players are attracted by what? They want to play in England if we are speaking about foreign players, and English players want to play in the Premier League. But the price of English players is sometimes for many reasons higher than foreign players. “Foreign players want to come to England and the Premier League because of the good contract that they could sign. But they are also interested in the project. ”If you are a clever player, you are not only looking at the figures in your contract. You are looking a little bit long-term or medium term and then then you think, ‘maybe I will have this situation for the next 12 or 18 months’. ”But then I fully understand that this football club can be huge and I want to be part of the new building of this football club. “This is a speech that some players understand and this is why I try to attract this kind of player. ”But it is not only because you have a good speech for 10 minutes that the player comes. There are a lot of other parameters that you have to consider before signing. “In our position it is especially difficult to attract players and we are still working on it and hopefully we will have one or two signings before the end.” Garde is expected to name the same starting line-up for the third Premier League game in a row at The Hawthorns. The Villa boss is likely to stick with the team that earned four points from the home matches against Crystal Palace and Leicester, meaning he will make nine changes from the side he sent out for the FA Cup third-round replay with Wycombe in midweek. Midfielder Carlos Sanchez will undergo a fitness test but full-back Alan Hutton (hamstring) and striker Gabriel Agbonlahor remain out. But the Frenchman will not give up trying to get the club’s targets to look at the bigger picture, as the likelihood of relegation to the Sky Bet Championship has so far put off players. Frustrated Villa fans, with their team 10 points from safety, pleaded with chief executive Tom Fox at the Supporters’ Trust AGM on Thursday night to get some transfer business done this month in order to help give the club a fighting chance of pulling off a miracle escape. Press Association Aston Villa’s position adrift at the bottom of the Barclays Premier League is making it difficult to attract new signings, according to manager Remi Garde.last_img read more

Boys indoor track Lakers star at Oscar Jensen meet

first_imgOnce again, the Cazenovia boys indoor track and field team made strong impressions against high-quality competition in its second meet of the season at SRC Arena.To get going at last Saturday’s morning session of the Oscar B. Jensen Holiday Relays, the Lakers had Joe Spires and Slater DeLeon go 1-2 in the 300-meter dash, Spires prevailing in 37.66 seconds and DeLeon (37.96) edging Central Square’s Nick Maw (37.97) for the runner-up spot.Another 1-2 effort came in the 3,200-meter run, Jared Smith beating the field in 10:18.03 as teammate Mike Senehi made his way to second place in 10:23.19. Smith also contended in the mile, his time of 4:45.13 topped only by Auburn’s Jimmy Vasile, who won in 4:44.14.Andrew Kent was victorious in the 600-meter run in 1:29.01, the only time under the 1:30 mark, while Connor Wilson was second in the 55-meter hurdles in 9.06 seconds and Jason Olkowski finished eighth.Dalton Sevier, clearing 6 feet, was second to Liverpool’s Bennett Robb (6-2) in the high jump, and took third in the pole vault with a best leap of 11 feet.Gordon Wester threw the shot put 38’3 1/2” and took thirdplace, Olkowski ninth with a toss of 34’6 1/4”. Wester added a seventh-place finish in the weight throw, heaving it 35’3 1/4”.DeLeon got a third-place long jump of 18’5 1/2” as Dylan Anderson earned fifth place with 17’9”. Dylan Alibcker was fourth in the triple jump, going 37’8 1/2” just ahead of Anderson, who was sixth with 36’8 1/2”.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tags: boys indoor trackCazenovialast_img read more