Aston Villa fans are taking to the club's young players, says manager Martin O'Neill.

He said: "I actually think that, while fans are looking for the big star, they hold a candle for the younger players who grew up here and want to be part of the football club.

"Gareth Barry wasn't born here but has been very much part of things for many years. The crowd have taken him to their hearts - and he has repaid them.

"With the likes of Gabriel Agbonlahor and Luke Moore, who have come through the ranks - plus Zat Knight, a Villa fan all his life - there is definitely a buzz in the stands when they play well."