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Villa sweat on Ireland injury scan

New Aston Villa signing Stephen Ireland has suffered an injury setback.

Ireland will undergo a scan on Monday to determine the extent of his hamstring problem.

The former Manchester City player suffered the injury in the warm-up ahead of today's home encounter with Everton.

Villa caretaker boss Kevin MacDonald said: "Stephen hurt his hamstring in the warm-up.

"We will get the scan done on Monday and take it from there.

"He felt a tightness and there was no point in trying to play because, if he ends up getting injured for six to eight weeks, we can't afford that.

"He is a wonderful player."

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