Villa defender eyes Latics win

The last-gasp 2-1 loss at The Hawthorns left the Villa players

deflated but Walker, on loan from Tottenham, has urged his

team-mates to bounce back. Walker told the club’s official website:

“It was a derby and the boys in the dressing room were hurting on

the final whistle. But we’ve got the game next week now and we have

to pick ourselves up for that one.” Walker praised the work done by

Baggies boss Roy Hodgson who has transformed the side’s fortunes

since taking charge. He added: “They have been so solid since Roy

Hodgson has been in charge. We were told that before the game and

it showed. “We have to look forward to next week now. Saturday is a

big game. Wigan need to win but we’re looking to bounce back with

one ourselves. We’re determined to get this result out of our

system and look forward.”