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Villa boss Eck admits he needs to shop in January

Aston Villa boss Alex McLeish admits he needs to buy in January after his squad was hit by injury.

McLeish admits he may have to look to strengthen his squad after goalkeeper Shay Given (hamstring) and midfielder Jermaine Jenas (Achilles) joined the injury list.

When asked if he needs reinforcements, McLeish said: "Yes, that will be a fact. As I said before, we've still got to try and trade carefully.

"But if we need emergencies [new players], we have to seriously consider that as a club."

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