Villa's Carew: Players get along with Lerner

Aston Villa striker John Carew says chairman Randy Lerner has an excellent relationship with the players.

Carew, who sat with Lerner for the UEFA Cup win at FH Hafnarfjordur, said: "The players have a good relationship with him. He has good contact with us.

"It's good for the players to get on well with the president. He is really, really into the game - he has a real passion for it.

"It is different in every club and there is clearly a difficult situation at Manchester City.

"We feel more like a big family here."

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