Spiky Gerard Houllier tells his Aston Villa players to expect squad rotation in FA Cup tie

27 January 2011 08:10
Gerard Houllier has warned Aston Villa's players not to sulk if they are left out of Saturday's FA Cup Fourth Round tie against Blackburn Rovers.

Villa's boss has demonstrated he is not averse to axing unhappy members of his first-team squad.

He has been in conflict with several players already and says that rotation has to be expected.

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'We need to ensure with Blackburn, Manchester United and Fulham ahead of us that we are really fit and focused. Many, many clubs now do it. Players find it difficult to accept but everyone contributes to success.

'The team is not 11 players and 11 others sulking on the bench. It's good to know that they are all able to contribute.'

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