The 28-year-old, who also played under O'Leary at
Tubbs also confident that Gavin McCann is returning to his best form as he contnues to recover from the serious knee injury he sustained last term. The 27-year-old has turned out nine times for Villa this season, but the manager believes he is still short of the top of his game. "There is more to come from Gavin and he is maybe four weeks into a six-week period that will improve him," said O'Leary. "With Gavin McCann in the mix we are a better team. A year is a long time to miss but he is getting there."