McLeish excited about Jenas
Alex McLeish has admitted he is relishing the prospect of watching Jermaine Jenas turn out for Aston Villa.
Last Updated: 28/09/11 4:57pm
Alex McLeish has admitted he is relishing the prospect of watching Jermaine Jenas turn out in the claret and blue of Aston Villa.
The midfielder, who signed for the West Midlands giants on a season-long loan from Tottenham, is in line to make his Premier League debut for the club at home to Wigan on Saturday.
And the Scot is looking forward to finally seeing the 28-year-old in action after a thigh injury which has kept him out of action since his deadline day move.
He told the club's official website: I am excited about seeing Jermaine plat for Villa.
"I know what he can do on a football pitch.
"How many (England) caps has Jermaine got? It's 20 to 30 which is tremendous experience.
"You don't get that amount of caps and play for the clubs he's been at without having a certain amount of quality.
"He's a dynamic midfielder. He can go from back to front.
"He's been frustrated with the injury, as we all were. We want as many good players fit and raring to compete for places.
"He's a very dedicated guy as far as I've seen in terms of working in the gym and doing his preventative exercises.
"He looks as if he's a guy who cares and wants to get back playing again."