Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill is full of praise for midfielder Craig Gardner.

O'Neill told Villa's website: "I've got a high regard for Craig. He's a great lad to work with.

"He's played right-back, centre midfield and the right hand side of midfield. He gives everything he's got in any position he plays. He's already scored three goals this season and I hope there are many more to come from him.

"I've been really pleased with him. He's his own harshest critic because he always feels he could do better. He wants to improve all the time and he's just a great kid."