Aston Villa have put new contract talks on hold until season's end.

Emile Heskey, Carlos Cuellar and Brad Guzan are all off contract in June.

Assistant manager Peter Grant said: "The gaffer (Alex McLeish) has said he would rather put all these talks back until the season ends.

"Alex has always been one of those guys who prefers to do his business at the end of the season. He knows the most important thing is Villa winning games.

"His thinking is 'I'd rather leave it as much as I possibly can' and I think the players we are working with understand that."