Following Aston Villa’s first win, a desperate Steven Gerrard instructs scouts to find him a new left-back to replace Matt Targett.

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Following Aston Villa’s first win, a desperate Steven Gerrard instructs scouts to find him a new left-back to replace Matt Targett.

STEVEN GERRARD has instructed his scouts to locate a top left-back for him.

Before taking over, the new manager studied Aston Villa and believes that finding a top ‘No 3′ is a top priority.

Matt Targett, 26, has held the position, but Villa are in a hurry to find a replacement, and Gerrard has money to spend.

His net is being cast in the Premier League and Europe, where he had Borna Barisic at his old club Rangers.

On Saturday, Gerrard began his tenure at Villa Park with a 2-0 win over Brighton, thanks to late goals from Ollie Watkins and Tyrone Mings.

Watkins raced onto Ashley Young’s pass and sped past Shane Duffy and Yves Bissouma before smashing his shot past Jason Steele.

At the 84th minute opener, Gerrard fist-pumped in delight outside his technical area.

Then, four minutes later, Adam Webster’s clearance fell into Mings’ path, who made no mistake from 10 yards out, prompting more Gerrard celebrations.

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Villa’s five-game losing streak came to an end.

The Holte End greeted former Rangers manager Gerrard with a rousing welcome before he took his place in the dugout two weeks after Dean Smith was fired.

The owners of Villa are hungry for success and a return to European football.

Gerrard is also the club’s 13th permanent manager in the last century.

A new left-back, according to the former Liverpool player, could help them return to the top of the English game.

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