McLeish 'relief' at Villa survival
- From the section Football
Manager Alex McLeish admits his "relief" after a "trying season" as Aston Villa gain a 1-1 Premier League draw to all but ensure their Premier League status.
The former Birmingham manager talks of the difficulty of losing "key players" to injury and praises the "bottle" of the youngsters that he has brought through from the club's academy.
The point takes Villa three points clear of the final relegation spot and only defeat on the final day, a Bolton win and a 17-goal swing in goal difference can now send the Midlanders down.