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Laursen urges Villa boss O'Neill not to risk UEFA Cup selection

Martin Laursen has urged Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill not to risk a shadow team against UEFA Cup rivals Litex Lovech tomorrow night.

After a 3-1 first-leg win, O'Neill will be tempted to rest some big names for tomorrow's UEFA Cup first round, second leg against Litex Lovech, with one eye on Sunday's league clash at Chelsea.

But having missed last week's Carling Cup upset by QPR, Villa skipper Laursen, 31, said: "I'll definitely be looking to play.

"What happened against QPR we cannot allow again.

"We'll definitely be up for the game and I don't think we will mess it up."

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