Date: 26th January 2012 at 6:24pm
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Alex McLeish has said that Gary Gardner would run through walls for Villa and it’s that desire, as well as his talent, that means he will turn into a real gem for us.

Speaking to the Official Site McLeish lavished praise on the youngster following his starting debut for the club against Wolves and of course his effort in last night’s NextGen disappointment.

‘Gary has come up through the Villa system. We want to breed kids at this club with a real desire and fire to play and go through brick walls for Villa and I’m sure Gary is of that ilk. We know Gary has all the attributes to be an Aston Villa player.’

McLeish says there was only one thing about his Wolves performance that stopped it from being a dream start…the header he should’ve got on target.

‘I wasn’t worried about Gary making his first start. And, in fact, it could have been an unbelievable beginning for him. He had a header right at the start of the game and he should probably have hit the target at least. But for him to host in there and be so confident was great. I thought he handled it very well. I was very impressed with him.’

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