Hughes Signs For Fulham

Last updated : 28 June 2007 By Footy Mad - Editor
Aaron Hughes: "I made some good friends there (Villa) within the football club and out of it too. I am a little disappointed to be leaving but that's football.

"You just have to move on and I think it's the right time for me to try something fresh. I am looking forward to moving to Fulham.

"I know the manager from the Northern Ireland set-up. I had a good chat with him before I came. I was impressed with what he was saying and when I looked around I was impressed with what I saw.

"It was time for me to move on and have a go at something new hopefully I can go down there and be a part of a successful side.

"I guess the manager has had a good look at me since I was with Northern Ireland.

"I have got a lot of experience in the Premier League and in international football and hopefully he sees something in me that can improve the side.

"He has big hopes for Fulham and it is a big compliment that he wants me to join hopefully I can be a part of it.

"The ambition is to finish higher than last season, they (Fulham) are a bigger club than people perceive.

"The Premier League is one of the most competitive leagues in the world, certainly we hope we won't be looking over our shoulders and we can finish as high as we can."