Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill is determined to carry on buying.

The Villa manager's focus is now on improving his squad after admitting he gambled on the players he had at his disposal last season.

He said: "We realised last year we didn't have the numbers, but I decided in January that having been knocked out of the FA Cup that maybe with just the Premier League to go for we could just go on with the squad we had.

"It was a risk and it's not one we want to take again."