Knight convinced Villa are Premiership force

Zat Knight is convinced Aston Villa have the Premiership rattled.

Defender Knight says he cannot wait to underline Villa's potential today at their fierce rivals when they visit St Andrews in the Second City derby.

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"The boys are doing really well attacking-wise," said Knight, who won his second and last England cap in May 2005.

"There is such a lot of raw talent and the manager is telling the younger players to go out there and do their thing.

"I have played against them myself already this season and they are a nightmare to mark, so everyone at the club is talking about Europe.

"I think that is realistic if we can keep our players fit and add to the squad in January.

"If you look at the players we have brought in I think they are a bit of a steal, with the likes of Ashley Young now in the England squad."

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