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McLeish sees lessons for Bannan

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Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish believes midfielder Barry Bannan has received a "wake-up call" as he looks to regain his first-team spot after being charged with drink driving.

Bannan has not been chosen for Villa's last two matches against Sunderland - for which he was suspended while the club held an internal inquiry - and Norwich.

When asked if a player could behave in the manner of Bannan, McLeish said: "No, not in this day and age. Listen, nobody's going to be too upset if a player has a beer - but at the right times. In the Premier League this is top-level stuff and you have to be absolutely right physically, and it's a wake-up call for every player, every young player."

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