Westwood proud of progress at Aston Villa

Former Crewe Alexandra midfielder Ashley Westwood is delighted with his progress at Aston Villa.

Former Crewe Alexandra midfielder Ashley Westwood is delighted with his progress at Aston Villa.

Westwood will play a key role in today’s massive relegation scrap at Stoke, still pinching himself that he’s in the big time.

The midfielder said: “I grew up watching Manchester United – and Michael Carrick is the player I based my game on.

“The gaffer gave me the name. He’s been brilliant but likes to keep my feet on the ground. He says, ‘Don’t try 30-yard balls, just be a water carrier’.”

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