Fabian Delph is happy to be a big mouth on the pitch for Aston Villa.

The midfielder has captained the team on several occasions during pre-season.

But the added responsibility suits Delph fine because he relishes being a strong vocal presence on the field.

"Regardless of how long I've been at the club I always feel a responsibility to be a little bit more vocal than some of the other players," he told Villa's website.

"I'm quite a fiery character. I always like to shout a bit and try and get the boys fired up. Gabby (Agbonlahor) has been here a long time and he is more of a player who will lead by example.

"He will do some magic in the game and that will inspire the players. I'm a little bit more vocal than some.

"By the end of the game I get fed up of my own voice! I feel sorry for some of the boys playing alongside me!"