Clark hails Villa potential
Ciaran Clark has praised the spirit in the Aston Villa camp and says that the squad are thriving under the guidance of new boss Paul Lambert.
The 22-year-old insists the optimism at Bodymoor Heath has rocketed after a dismal campaign under Alex McLeish last term, and Clark admits former Norwich man Paul Lambert has been key in bringing a new intensity to training and a regime the side are relishing.
"Everyone is thrilled to get into the training ground in the morning, from the moment they wake up," said Clark.
"They want to get out there and look forward to working hard in training. It's so enjoyable. I feel that buzz. You can't help but notice it.
"Just being at the games you can sense that positivity and excitement amongst the fans. That can only be a good thing for the season.
"The change in a short space of time in terms of training and how we're feeling has gone up a couple of levels.
"The buzz about the place is a lot more than it was last season. I think the boys going out to training are a lot more positive.
"They're looking to get the ball down and looking forward to getting out there and training with each other.
"We enjoy working hard too. This season already in the games and in training, all the boys can tell a massive difference."