MacDonald not deterred by rout

ASTON VILLA caretaker boss Kevin MacDonald insists Sunday’s 6-0 mauling at Newcastle has not put him off taking the job permanently.

MacDonald maintains he will only decide whether to put himself forward after tonight’s visit of Rapid Vienna and the weekend fixture with Everton.

“It hasn’t changed my stance,” he said. “Whether it’s damaged my opportunity, I’ve not thought of it as that yet.”

Villa drew 1-1 in Austria and are without Stewart Downing, Stephen Warnock and Richard Dunne for the return leg.