Moore pens new Villa deal

The England Under-21 international has made 93 first team appearances since making his senior debut in February 2004, and has netted 15 senior goals.

Moore, a Villa academy graduate, has scored twice in eight league and cup starts this season.

A Villa spokesman confirmed: "The club has today taken up an option to extend Luke Moore's contract for a further season.

"His current contract was scheduled to end in July 2008 but the striker's deal has now been extended until July 2009."