Villa star in fitness race
Aston Villa midfielder Gavin McCann is yet to confirm his availability for the upcoming visit of Manchester United on the weekend.
Manager Martin O’Neill is willing to give McCann until Thursday to prove his fitness and would like to have him available.
"I will have a better idea on Thursday whether Gavin will be able to make it," said O'Neill.
"It's one of those sort of injuries. He's had it before and been okay.
"At other times he's had it and not been so okay, so we will see how it is later in the week.
"The one thing you know with Gavin is that if he complains about an injury, you know he's struggling. I want him to be mentally and physically right for the game.
"The fact we are going to play a lot of games in a short space of time is not a major issue. What matters is that Gavin feels he is right for the Manchester United game."
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