Delfouneso hopeful of semi role

The 19-year-old has created a favourable impression during his few
first-team outings this season and did well as a substitute when
Villa were hammered 7-1 at Stamford Bridge 11 days ago. Delfouneso,
who scored twice for Villa in the Europa League last season, said:
“It would be a great achievement for me to be involved and to get
on the pitch as well. “Even though I didn’t get on for the Carling
Cup final, it was still a great experience for me just to be
involved with the squad, to be on the bench and part of the
warm-up. “To play some part this weekend against Chelsea would be
something of a stepping stone for me in my career.” Delfouneso has
also struck twice in Villa’s run to the last four of the FA Cup
this season – against Blackburn and Brighton. And he spelt out the
determination in the Villa squad to avoid a repeat of the mauling
by Chelsea in their last meeting. Delfouneso said: “That sort of
result is something you really want to try and forget about –
although you never forget it really and you are always going to
hear about it. “It just might give us a bit more incentive to go
out there on Saturday and put things right. “But on Saturday we
will go out with a clean slate, to play the game, to go for it, and
to try and reach a second final of the season.”