Villa boss O'Neill admits likely loan exits

Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill admits he may allow some of his fringe players to move out on-loan.

He told Villa's website: "It wouldn't surprise me that clubs were looking at us thinking because we've signed a player or two, someone might be available.

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"It's the usual suspects and I'll monitor the situation for everyone's concern. "I'll not make any promises because we haven't got the biggest squad in the world, but by the same token, I wouldn't mind some people getting some games. So I'll monitor it and I'll see.

"I'd prefer players going out and getting experience, especially if you're playing intermittent reserve games.

"But it also depends on other things such as whether I knew the manager concerned and knew they'd be looked after.

"Looking at our reserve game against Fulham the other night, the stand was absolutely full of scouts, and we got the usual phone calls over the next day or two.

"I understand that and there's a bit of talent around here, but some of the players they're talking about are a whisker away from the first team here, others are not so. That's why I'm going to monitor it all."

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