No Villa return for Downing, Barry

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert has no plans of bringing back two old boys.

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert has no plans of bringing back two old boys.

Gareth Barry and Stewart Downing will not be returning to Villa Park this summer despite reports linking them with their former club.

Barry and Downing are expected to be made available by Manchester City and Liverpool respectively, but the Birmingham Mail says the pair are not on the Aston Villa manager’s wishlist.

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