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Jores Okore: Why I took Villa No5 shirt

Jores Okore has explained taking the No5 shirt at Aston Villa.

The Denmark defender is recovering from knee surgery.

He told Villa's website "I want to make history in the No.5 for Villa. I want to add my name to the likes of (Paul) McGrath and (Martin) Laursen.

"I have watched videos of McGrath. He was superb. I have heard all the stories about his ability too - that he was one of the best ever in the game. I have heard he is a good guy off the pitch too.

"When he was on the pitch, it's clear to see that nothing was getting past him.

"The story I like about him is that he defended with everything - with his heart, showing real pride in his performance. That's very important."

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