Aston Villa boss Alex McLeish has explained his reasons for the new 30-mile rule for new recruits.
McLeish was talking for the first time about the clubâ€™s decision to insert a clause into any new contracts or contract extensions, which says players must adhere to the rule.
â€śWe want them within an hour of the training ground,â€ť he told the Birmingham Mail. â€śFor me itâ€™s a no-brainer because if youâ€™re going to travel over an hour to two hours in the morning in heavy traffic, thatâ€™s stressful.
â€śItâ€™s better to just get out of your bed, travel 20 minutes to the training ground and Bobâ€™s your uncle. There are logistical issues that are going to take time and we still donâ€™t have everybody in the system as yet.
â€śIâ€™ve not said they have got to do it overnight but I want them to be thinking about getting it done.â€ť