Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert has hailed the influence of assistant manager Ian Culverhouse on player recruitment.
Lambert admits his No2 was key to signing Ashley Westwood last summer.
â€œMy assistant boss Ian Culverhouse has a real eye for a player. If he reckons we should go for someone I will back his judgement 100 per cent.
â€œI remember Ian saying a few years back â€˜thereâ€™s a lad at Crewe you should keep your eye onâ€™. Ashley has been fantastic for us," Lambert told the Birmingham Mail.