Richard Dunne is determined the success he has enjoyed with the Republic of Ireland will continue for Aston Villa during a testing period - starting with Monday's clash at Tottenham.

Defender Dunne is on cloud nine after helping his country reach the Euro 2012 finals via their play-off success against Estonia, but the former Manchester City player wants to transform that success to club level.

Alex McLeish's side have enjoyed a reasonable start to the campaign but now have to face Spurs, Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea before the new year. Dunne said: "I think it's a great achievement what Ireland have managed and we're delighted about what we've done during the week - but that can't be the end of it."

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