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Villa boss O'Neill has no grudge with Reo-Coker

Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill handed the captaincy to Nigel Reo-Coker as proof he has holds no grudge with the player following their recent training ground bust up. The Northern Irishman is adamant his bust-up with Reo-Coker is forgotten about and says he was happy to hand him the captain's armband in the 5-1 thumping of Bolton.

"I'm too old to start holding grudges now," said O'Neill.

"Perhaps when I was at Nigel's age I probably would have done. But I'm too old and for the benefit of the team it's not that important.

"Nigel and myself had a bit of a spat. It's over and gone with, it was quite some time ago.

"What will be, will be, but I just want players to come in here and give everything for this football club and try and win games in this league.

"The opportunity arose to put him into the side and I felt if he's going into the side he might as well burden himself with the extra responsibility as captain as well. I thought he acquitted himself really well."

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