Sidwell targets Uefa Cup run

New Villa signing ready for Danish opponents

Sidwell: European ambitions

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New Aston Villa signing Steve Sidwell is aiming to embark on a run in Europe this season.

Sidwell completed his £5million move from Chelsea last week after a frustrating debut season at Stamford Bridge.

Villa take on Odense BK at Fionia Park in the third round of the Intertoto Cup on Saturday aware that a victory would take them one step closer to qualification for the Uefa Cup.

And Sidwell, who made a single UEFA Champions League appearance for Chelsea last term, is keen to ensure his new club take their opportunity against their Danish opponents.

He told the club's official website: "Playing in Europe for any team is a massive thing for any player and any club.

"I had a taste of it in the Champions League last season with Chelsea and I'd love to play a big part in a Uefa Cup run with Villa.

"We're working very hard in training to make sure we don't get caught cold on Saturday."