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Dean Smith wants season to continue despite Covid cases at Aston Villa

  • ‘Every time we got tested somebody else was getting it’
  • Villa finally return to action against Manchester City

Dean Smith has described the “very scary” scale of the Covid-19 outbreak that forced Aston Villa’s entire squad into isolation this month but says he is in favour of continuing the season.

Nine Villa players and five backroom staff members tested positive as the virus swept through the club, leading to illness and anxiety as well as the closure of the training ground, the postponement of two Premier League matches and the deployment of youth players to fulfil the FA Cup tie against Liverpool.

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