Milner confident Villa can cope with Barry defection

Aston Villa will survive Gareth Barry's defection to Manchester City, insists winger James Milner.

Aston Villa will survive Gareth Barry's defection to Manchester City, insists winger James Milner.

The former Newcastle midfielder said: "It was sod's law the way the fixtures worked out that we were the team that put Newcastle down.

"I am a Villa player so you have to do your job but it wasn't nice. I got on so well with them so it was tough to see.

"It's obviously sad to see Gareth Barry leave but I'm sure we will get in some good replacements."