Villa pin survival hopes on forgotten striker Heskey

Aston Villa boss Alex McLeish is set to start Emile Heskey against Bolton Wanderers tonight.

Aston Villa boss Alex McLeish is set to start Emile Heskey against Bolton Wanderers tonight.

Under-pressure McLeish has little option but to turn to the former England forward as Gabby Agbonlahor is likely to be ruled out with a sore shoulder.

McLeish said: "Emile has come right into the thinking. He’s admired by all his team-mates. They love him and love it when he plays.

"They know he works his socks off for the cause. He can definitely do a bit of damage."

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