No regrets for Carr over derby gesture

Carr was given a one-match suspension by the Football Association

after the incident at the end of the Villa Park fixture last

season. It was the climax to a volatile clash with Blues defender

Roger Johnson fined £5,000 for criticising match officials

over the controversial penalty which earned Villa a 1-0 win. But

Carr is adamant he will be on his best behaviour on Sunday. He

said: “I’ll be behaving myself this time. I’m not going through

that again sitting in front of five men (FA disciplinary

commission) talking to me like a child again. “I’ll be keeping my

hands to myself. “Do I regret now what I did? No, that’s life. Do

you know what I mean? “At that time I was quite emotional. You

shouldn’t regret it, that’s life. It’s not good but you can’t

regret it. “I went in front of the five men for the first time and

hopefully it will be the last as well. “I had to apologise

basically. I didn’t want to but there’s not a lot you can do is

there?” Carr admits the Blues players are determined to make amends

for last season’s setback. He said: “The players were angry last

time because we put a lot of hard work into the game, played really

well and for a bad decision to take the game away is very

disappointing. “But it’s gone now and it’s a new season and

hopefully we will go there and get a result. “We were a bit unlucky

last time. If we go there and do what we did last time, I’m sure

we’ll come away with the result. “I love derby games. I can’t wait

for it. The atmosphere and everything is brilliant. I’m really

looking forward to going there. “A derby game is special at any

club. It’s what it means to the fans with the bragging rights until

we play them again. “At the end of the day, for the players it’s

about getting points on the board. “It’s a different thing for the

fans obviously, but we understand that. It’s another game for us

that we need to get a result from.”