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Villa legend Morley delighted with Cowans promotion

Aston Villa legend Tony Morley is delighted with Gordon Cowans' promotion.

Fellow 1980s hero Morley has warned Villa's current crop of players that Cowans is a "born winner" who will expect them to live up to his exacting ideals on the training pitches.

"He's what I call a throwback to the past and your old pros," Morley told Villa's website. "There's no airs or graces about him.

"He's down to earth - there's nothing cocky about him.

"This won't change him one little bit - to him he's part of Aston Villa's history so he just loves the football club.

"He'll be so proud. What a lot of people don't realise is that he's a terrible loser.

"When you speak to him off the pitch he's a mild mannered fella. He can switch off when he's out socialising, but when it comes to football he's a born winner."

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