Villa boss O'Neill wants defensive signings

Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill has confirmed he is looking to bring in defensive reinforcements before the transfer window closes at the end of the month.

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O'Neill will look for versatility in his defensive targets if he is unable to sign a recognised full-back this month.

"We need to get a few defenders in for a start. It would be great if we could get a defender in who could play in a number of different positions," he told the Birmingham Mail.

"In terms of us having a recognised full-back, that's really the main target, but if that didn't materialise and the one that I want didn't materialise for some reason or other, then getting defenders in who are adaptable would be more than a compensation.

"So that's also in my mind. We have a number of alternatives, like everything else and we'll get them in. It's as simple as that. I know that, but I think it's just worth waiting for the people I think will be absolutely ideally suited."

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