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Villa boss McLeish tribute to Keane ahead of LA Galaxy return

Aston Villa boss Alex McLeish has made a glowing tribute to on-loan LA Galaxy striker Robbie Keane.

As the former Tottenham and Liverpool forward prepares to bid farewell, McLeish gave a glowing appraisal of his short spell with the club.

The Villa boss says Keane's attitude, professionalism and sheer quality have had a positive effect on his squad.

"His infectious enthusiasm is there for everyone to see," said McLeish to the Villa's website.

"But he has also brought his skills to the club - his ability with the ball, his finishing, and I know he would like to have seen us getting even better results.

"That's the measure of the guy, he's never satisfied, he's a top pro.

"He likes a moan on the training field and I was a bit similar myself.

"He's been very good and I have enjoyed working with him."

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