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Aston Villa boss Smith insists Terry focused amid Bristol City links

Aston Villa manager Dean Smith insists John Terry has not been distracted by links with the coaching vacancy at Bristol City.

The Chelsea legend and current Villa assistant has been touted as a possible successor to Lee Johnson at Ashton Park.

"I answered this a couple of weeks ago," Smith told reporters ahead of Tuesday's meeting with Arsenal.

"I spoke to JT about the Bristol City link and he said no. He's fully focused on the job here. We've got a good working relationship – and a good relationship away from work as well.

"He's fully focused on Aston Villa and we really enjoy working together."

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