Sunderland veteran Yorke: Villa special for me

Sunderland veteran Dwight Yorke admits he has deep affection for tomorrow's opponents Aston Villa.

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He told the Sunderland Echo: "I have great affection for Aston Villa and admiration for them and I always look out for their result at the weekend to see how they've done.

"I was there from 1989-98 which were successful years for the club and it was the platform for me moving on to Manchester United as a result.

"I have some great friends in that neck of the woods, people who are great Villa fans and I'm sure they'll be hoping I'm not playing.

"But I think they'll also appreciate how important the game is to me and to Sunderland and they'll accept that I want to do my level best for Sunderland this weekend in beating Villa."

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