Football

O´Leary backs Phillips durability

Published Add your comment

David O´Leary believes Aston Villa striker Kevin Phillips could emulate Teddy Sheringham and play into his late 30s after hailing him as "a model professional".

O´Leary, whose side entertain Manchester City in the fifth round of the FA Cup on Sunday, has been delighted with the contribution of 32-year-old Phillips since his £750,000 move from Southampton to Villa Park in the summer. He has netted five goals and O´Leary hopes Phillips can play a major part in the final third of the season now he has recovered from an ankle problem.

O´Leary told PA Sport: "Anyone who knows Kevin Phillips immediately says ´good professional´ and that is the way he has been all through his career. He has got a chance of playing on like Teddy Sheringham because of the way he has looked after himself from day one.

© Copyright Press Association Ltd 2006, All Rights Reserved.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms

Topics:
Football
Manchester City
Southampton
Premier League
Aston Villa
Teddy Sheringham
FA Cup
Kevin Phillips

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author

DISCLAIMER

This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again