Matt Lowton is enjoying learning from skipper Ron Vlaar because of his experience - and because he doesn't want to cross him!
Lowton was impressed with the way Vlaar settled into the back four following his move from Feyenoord last summer.
And Villa's specialist right-back has learned plenty from the Dutch international, who has been barking out orders in the backline.
Lowton said: "Ron has been telling me where to go and what to do and I've just accepted it to be honest because he's a big man and I don't want to cross him!
"But he's a fantastic defender and he has fitted in straight away.
"Ron's got good English and he's always talking because he's an experienced international.
"He's pulled me about and got me in position and things like that. A player with that experience, it automatically comes out and when you go on the pitch, he'll talk and he'll command the back four.
"I'm sure with the respect we've got for him then everything will come together and the clean sheets will come.
"I'm a talker on the pitch too. I like to think that I can help organising things also."
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