Aston Villa captain Ron Vlaar has hailed the progress of their young players.

Vlaar has backed Nathan Baker and Ciaran Clark to step up and impress.

He told Villa's website: "Whenever Ciaran and Nathan have played they have done great. I enjoy playing with them. They are very strong.

"But we can trust everyone to perform. We are in it together. It's not just 11 players, it's about 25. We need everybody.

"That's already been shown because a lot of changes have been made already."

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