Villa's first team players were in determined and focused mood this week as they prepared for the Hull game on Saturday.
There is no denying the importance of the fixture as the claret and blues strive for the three points which would practically ensure their safety in the Barclays Premier League.
Paul Lambert spoke in his pre-match press conference of the need to handle the nerves and pressure that comes with such a vital match.
And that was very much in evidence at Bodymoor Heath as the lads geared up for the Tigers clash.
There was a resolute and unwavering tenaciousness to the sessions, mixed in with an upbeat feeling of togetherness for the task in front of them.
Paul Lambert took training, alongside Scott Marshall, Gordon Cowans, Shay Given and goalkeeping coach Terry Gennoe, who worked exclusively with the likes of Brad Guzan and Jed Steer.
Once again, club photographer Neville Williams was given exclusive access to the training ground to snap the players in action on the fields of Bodymoor Heath.
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