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Villa boss O'Neill plays down English core

Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill is delighted to see his team of young England hopefuls dazzling the Premiership, but insists it was no conscience effort to go for local talent in the market.

"We're in the market for quality players," he said. "It doesn't matter to me where they come from.

"Seeing them picked for England is great for them and for the club, too. But the mentality I'm interested in is a winning one."

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