Aston Villa boss Alex McLeish is delighted with the progress of USA fullback Eric Lichaj.

Lichaj has recently broken into the first team at Villa.

Eck said: "There is nothing wrong with being hungry and eager. Without the desire and hunger it is hard to make the grade at this level.

"Eric is proving to be a little bit of a warrior, in some of the reserve games recently he has been outstanding. Weimann is knocking on the door as well."