Word on the Twitter streets this evening is that Gary Gardner has made an earlier than expected return to Villa.
— Mat Kendrick (@MatKendrick) December 20, 2011
Most Coventry City rumours on Twitter arise from Stuart Linnell misinterpreting a joke as fact and claiming to have heard it from an inside source. This one came from Birmingham Mail’s Aston Villa reporter Mat Kendrick though, so the worrying thing there is that he’s far more bloody reliable.
Really bad news for us if he has disappeared. With Sammy out for a while longer, Gary was maintaining a real assurance in the middle of the park. Admittedly, we were being forced to utilise him in a slightly different way to how we would have if Clingan was around, but having him in the team is far better than not. Bloody hell fire.
There’s a frantic scramble of people trying to find out from ‘Gards’ himself whether this is true, but I suspect he’s playing on his Playstation or something.
Here’s hoping it’s Kenneth playing a final prank on us all before he leaves. It doesn’t sound good though.
Additional: 01:09 – 21/12/11
Coventrycity-mad have now suggested that Gardner was always due to return this week, as he was on a 28-day loan.
This confuses things slightly, as the official Aston Villa website announced that it would be until January 3rd 2012
Let’s see what the morning brings.