McLeish seeks Young replacement
Alex McLeish is on the lookout for a replacement for Ashley Young to get the best out of striker Darren Bent.
By Jamie Casey
Last Updated: 26/06/11 12:50pm
Aston Villa boss Alex McLeish is on the lookout for a replacement for Ashley Young to get the best out of striker Darren Bent.
Bent, a January signing from Sunderland, scored nine goals in 16 games for Villa last season, but relied heavily on the service of Young.
However, Young last week joined Manchester United for an undisclosed fee, believed to be in the region of £17million.
And McLeish knows he has a job on his hands to replace the England international, not least to keep Bent amongst the goals.
He said: "Bent has been sensational but he needs the right service and we need people to supply that ammunition.
"Young is an international player and had a good relationship with Bent. They looked for each other so we have to find a replacement."