Stephen Warnock praises Aston Villa's youngsters

Stephen Warnock
© PA Photos
Aston Villa full-back Stephen Warnock is pleased with the contribution that the club's youngsters have made this season.

Aston Villa full-back Stephen Warnock has admitted that he is impressed by the contribution that the club's youngsters have made this season.

The likes of Gary Gardner, Marc Albrighton, Barry Bannan and Andreas Weimann have all featured for the Villains at regular intervals.

Warnock has revealed that the their presence has kept the atmosphere at Villa Park positive.

"The young lads have managed to keep themselves sharp and they keep the place bubbling around the training ground," Warnock told the Express and Star. "They're lively lads, they like to keep all the older players going and give out a lot of banter. It's great for the atmosphere, but they also know how to put the performances in on the pitch.

"You look at Marc Albrighton, Barry Bannan, Gary Gardner and obviously Andreas Weimann and realise these are good players.

"They need time though, you can't just throw them in straight away and expect big things of them. They are young players and they need a bit of time, but they're really good."

Villa are currently 15th in the Premier League table.

Related Video
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
CChelsea37259370313984
2Manchester CityMan City37237781384376
3Arsenal37219767353272
4Manchester UnitedMan Utd37209862372569
5Liverpool37188115142962
6Tottenham HotspurSpurs37187125753461
7Southampton371861354312360
8Swansea CitySwansea37168134648-256
9Stoke CityStoke37149144244-251
10Everton371211144849-147
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham371211144445-147
12Crystal Palace37129164651-545
13West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom371111153747-1044
14Leicester CityLeicester37108194154-1338
15Sunderland37717133050-2038
16Aston Villa37108193156-2538
17Newcastle UnitedNewcastle3799193863-2536
18Hull City37810193351-1834
RBurnley37612192753-2630
RQueens Park RangersQPR3786234168-2730