Walker on Villa
Kyle Walker knows Villa well - and he's been impressed in recent weeks.
A sequence of six matches unbeaten and two defeats in 11 in all competitions ended spectacularly with an 8-0 loss at Chelsea on Sunday.
Before that defeat, the run had seen Villa move away from the bottom three, beat Liverpool at Anfield and progress to the semi-final of the Capital One Cup.
Full-back Kyle knows the Villa set-up better than most, having spent the second half of 2010-11 on loan at Villa Park.
“A lot has changed since I was there, obviously the manager, and a lot of the players,” he said.
“But I did play with a lot of the youngsters there like Weimann, Clark, Albrighton and Lowton.
“They are young, energetic and hungry to win games.
“They’ve proved they can dig in at Villa Park. I watched the game against Manchester United (Villa led 2-0 before going down 3-2) and the result just didn’t go their way.
“It will be difficult but we need to play the way we’ve been playing and I’m sure we’ll get the right result.”