Joe Cole insists he's ready to make an "impact" at Aston Villa

Joe Cole insists that he wants to make an "impact" at Aston Villa after overcoming his injury woes.

Joe Cole has insisted that he has the "motivation" to make an "impact" at Aston Villa, despite dealing with injury problems.

The 32-year-old arrived at the Midlands outfit from West Ham United in June, but has only featured once for Villa in their 1-0 defeat to Leyton Orient in the Capital One Cup last month.

"It's been frustrating being injured but that is part and parcel of being a footballer," Cole told the club's official website. "There aren't many footballers that don't get injured.

"There's never a good time to be out but mine has come at the start of the season with my new club. It's been frustrating as motivation is high with me and I want to do well for my new club and my new team. I want to make an impact here at Villa."

In the Premier League, Villa are currently third in the table after five games.

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert watches his team during their Premier League match against Norwich on September 21, 2013
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