Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill admits he could send some of his young players away on-loan.

He told Villa's website: "There are a number of young players who could go out and I'll give it some consideration as to whether it's the right thing to do or not regarding players of the ilk of Zoltan Stieber.

"At this minute there's a lot of things going through my head and it's a question of choosing the right club for them. But I'll give it some thought.