Charles N’Zogbia ready to go at Villa

Villa new-boy Charles N’Zogbia was today looking forward to meeting his team-mates when they return to training after their recent tour of Hong Kong.

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Villa new-boy Charles N’Zogbia was today looking forward to meeting his team-mates when they return to training after their recent tour of Hong Kong.

In particular, the £9.5million signing from Wigan is keen to start working with Villa’s strikers, as he looks to fill the creative void left by the departures of Stewart Downing and Ashley Young.

He said: “Darren is a really good striker and there is Gabby Agbonlahor and Emile Heskey too - they are all great players. I am going to enjoy playing with them at Villa and hopefully we can do something special.

“Darren scored a lot of goals last season and hopefully I can create more goals for him in the coming season and also for myself.

“We want to be exciting and entertaining and we want to win. It was nice that the boss called my game explosive.

"I just try to enjoy my games and improve my football - hopefully it is exciting and explosive. But I am just going to do my best for this club and, hopefully, the fans will be happy.

"I like the stadium - I don't know what it is but I feel like I want to play there every day.”

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