Shay calls for a Dunne deal

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SHAY GIVEN has warned his As­ton team-mates V illa de­fen­sive

they must “step up to the plate” ab­sence of Richard in the

Dunne. The Ir eland centr e-back col­lar­bone frac­tur ed his

in Sun­day’s 1-0 de­feat to Manch­ester and could be out for City

up to eight weeks. Boss Alex Mcleish is likely to turn and Car­los to James Collins

Cuel­lar – and goal­keeper Given pair have a big ad­mits the

void to fill. “It is a big loss, ob­vi­ously , be­cause the main­stay he has been

of our de­fence all sea­son – he hasn’t missed a game,” said Given.

“He will be a big miss, but the other coin is that side of the

when ther e is a sus­pen­sion or in­jur gives a chance to some­one y it

else. “Some­one else needs to step up and fill to the plate now

the void left by Dunny, so hope­fully lads will do that.

one of the “There is noth­ing we can do, so can come it is all about who in and help us get there­sults that

we need.”

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