O'Neill targets new strikers

21 June 2007 08:01
Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill is on the look-out for some new strikers after admitting he relied too heavily on Gabriel Agbonlahor and John Carew last season. O'Neill is hoping Luke Moore, who missed most of the last campaign with a shoulder injury, can return to the first-team picture next season. However, the future of Chris Sutton remains unclear with the veteran striker still troubled by a career-threatening eye problem. O'Neill has already been linked with a £15million move for Villarreal's former Manchester United striker Diego Forlan as he looks to build a squad capable of competing for European football next season. "It will be hard for me to rely on Gabby this coming season to score the goals which will propel you into European football and to ask John Carew to do it," he said. "You would be hoping Luke Moore would regain his place after a stop-start season. But you would be thinking we might have to look at bringing someone else in. "We played some delightful football in games throughout last season, but we did not have the results because we might have missed a goal or two and conceded a very soft goal. "Overall the team tried to play football and we played well in some games and did not have the results, but I am aware it is the results business we are in and that will never change."

Source: ESA

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