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Villa boss O'Neill delighted with 6-0 friendly win

Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill was pleased with their 6-0 friendly victory over FC Wil.

Marlon Harewood (2), John Carew, Nathan Delfouneso, Shaun Maloney and Wayne Routledge were the goalscorers as Wil were simply no match for their Barclays Premier League visitors.

And a satisfied O'Neill told avfc.co.uk: "It was very good, considering we've been back in training for just about a week. It was very encouraging and there were some very nice goals scored.

"You wouldn't want to read too much into it; maybe the strength of the opposition wasn't fantastic. But even so it was a nice venue and a nice way to start.

"It was nice to score a few goals but more importantly it was just good to get a feel of the pitch and a feel of the game to try and get back into a rhythm as quickly as possible because we've got the Intertoto game coming up.

"In normal circumstances I wouldn't be too bothered; we'd have a leisurely build-up to the season. But we have to get into competitive mode very early on this season.

"Whoever we face in the Intertoto, in terms of matches, will be much fitter than us, so we have to try and overcome that."

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