"He is certainly not controversial and let's put it this way, I don't think he would get many votes for the chop if we were in Big Brother.
"He's got a dry sense of humour. You don't know how to take him when you first meet him, but when you get used to him, you realise what he's all about.
"Morale at Villa is superb and the banter is good. The lads are looking forward to the Odense game and we are all hoping to do well in the coming season."