Aston Villa defender Ciaran Clark is impressed by new teammate Matt Lowton.

Clark says the former Sheffield United man has fit right into the group at Bodymoor Heath, where morale is at an all-time high.

He told Villa's website: "Matt has come in and done really well. Not only is he a top defender, he's a cracking lad too. He's joined and had no problems whatsoever settling in.

"He's only a young lad like myself and he's settled in with our group really well. He's having a laugh with us and that's helped him out.

"Playing-wise, he's so comfortable. He'll be looking to have a good season.

"He reminds me a bit of Kyle Walker. He's not frightened to get forward and get crosses in. But also he's a good defender. Not many will get past him."