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Villa boss McLeish delighted with spirit inside squad

Aston Villa boss Alex McLeish is delighted with his squad's team spirit.

Eck is determined to stick to the same formula he has used since first becoming a manager at Motherwell 17 years ago.

"I've always been a believer in team spirit," McLeish told the Sunday Mercury. "In my Aberdeen days, where I played my whole career really, there was always tremendous spirit in the dressing room.

"There were spats, we were no angels, but the spirit through all the squads I ever played with was always pretty good.

"When foreign lads came in, in my later days at Aberdeen, I was the captain and I always made sure that they were welcomed and looked after in the dressing room.

"That's important as well that the long-standing Villa players can do the same to new guys that come here."

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