Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill accepts he must find new signings quickly to deepen his squad.

He said: "I am aware that going into the season with the number of players we have at the moment would be pretty futile. I will have people in but it is the quality I am trying to look for first.

"It is difficult to assess whether we will have new players before the first league game with Liverpool this weekend because we have a number of things going on at the moment."