Aston Villa first-team coach Kevin MacDonald is a reported target for Nottingham Forest and the managerial vacancy at the City Ground. But Villans boss Alex McLeish is keen to hold onto the man he recently promoted to the first-team set-up.

"I'd like to keep Kevin yes, and as for all the stuff in the newspapers, it's speculation.

"Kevin is a Villa employee and he is a very cherished first-team staff member."

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