Villa's Gardner backs Salifou for success

Aston Villa midfielder Craig Gardner is backing Moustapha Salifou to be a success at Villa Park.

Gardner told the Sunday Mercury: "Salifou is a nice lad. He was a bit shy at first but he's come in and settled down really well. He's good on the ball, a good player and I think he'll do well. Adebayor said he'd be Togo's answer to Zidane so he must be a decent player.

"He's the type of player who won't give the ball away."

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