November 29, 2010 | In: Articles

Houllier eyes two new faces

Gerard Houllier is looking to add two new players to his Aston Villa squad in January to help his side achieve a top-six finish.

The French manager has revealed he will not indulge in a big-spending spree in the winter transfer market, despite Villa being down to the bare bones due to injury.

An extensive casualty list at Villa Park has hampered their progress of late, with Houllier’s men currently sitting a disappointing 15th in the standings having won just two of their last eight matches.

Club captain Stiliyan Petrov and fellow midfielders Steve Sidwell and Nigel Reo-Coker are among those sidelined, leaving the boss distinctly short of options in the middle of the park.

But Houllier, who has been in charge at Villa for just two months, says he will not be adding many new faces to his line-up when the transfer window comes around.

“I don’t think I will make many moves because a lot of players will come back,” Houllier told the Birmingham Mail.

“I don’t want to buy players that are the same as what we already have.

“With the current injuries, it is definitely midfield that we need players. I believe we can still finish in the top six but we need to have a good run.

“When we have got everybody back and if we manage to get two players in then maybe we can do well.”

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