Walsall 1 Aston Villa 3: Darren Bent at the double as travelling fans snub Alex McLeish

22 July 2011 08:36
Alex McLeish declared himself satisfied after his first match in charge of Aston Villa, despite being ignored by the club's fans at Walsall. [LNB]Villa's 4,000-strong contingent instead cheered Shay Given's debut and a lively Darren Bent in the 3-1 victory. [LNB] Lukewarm welcome: Alex McLeish in charge of his first Aston Villa game[LNB] [LNB] McLeish made a point of stepping on to the pitch to applaud the Villa fans but they did not respond. [LNB]'You have to confront these things in life,' he said. 'It was a good reception. I'm delighted the Villa fans saw a few goals.' [LNB]Two of those came from Bent, who then helped set up Emile Heskey's third. Paul Marshall pulled one back for the home side.[LNB] Thumbs up: Bent scored twice in Villa's 3-1 friendly win over Walsall [LNB]  Aston Villa striker Bent laments sale of Young and Downing Decision to quit Aston Villa was a 'no-brainer' says Man United new boy Young [LNB]

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