O'Neill anxious to get Villa to January market unscathed

Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill hopes he can hold his squad together before the January market.

O'Neill said: "We need to stay lucky. We have a really decent medical team here and have been lucky with injuries although this can change almost overnight.

"I have been delighted with the players but if we had the same problems as this time last season with injuries, it would have been hard for us to cope at the moment.

"We've still got six more games to go before we can even think about strengthening and we have to keep our fingers crossed."

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