By Graham Hill
JOHN Terry is at the heart of Villa’s defensive revival according to Kortney Hause.
Boss Dean Smith has been pleased his side have finally stopped leaking goals.
Villa have conceded just twice in a run of five games unbeaten which has seen them climb back into the top six.
And defender Hause admitted former Chelsea and England skipper John Terry has been playing his part.
Hause told reporters: “We’ve been working hard with John Terry in training.
“It’s just the finer details, covering positions, just making sure we are staying on the person next to us so everyone is switched on an focused.
“What we’ve been practicing in training, we’ve been doing in games and the results are showing.I’ve played on the left of central defence before, but on the right it’s very different. To be fair, I’ve felt comfortable and I’d like to think I’m confident and comfortable on the ball.
“Moving over from the left to the right side of centre-half, I don’t think it is a problem
“I’ve been looking at my clips with John Terry and he’s been helping me a lot because he played on the opposite side, being right footed playing on the left.
“He’s helped me a lot dealing with things on and off the ball so it hasn’t been too much of a problem for me.”
Hause says the feelgood factor has returned after a difficult spell of results.
The on-loan Wolves defender added: “Everyone’s happy, everyone’s buzzing, we’re delighted. We are on a good run and that’s four wins in a row against real quality opposition.
“Every game in the Championship is tough but the run we’ve had, we’ve played some really tough teams and to get four wins on the bounce with a clean sheets, everyone is going to be happy with that.
“We knew before the game what was at stake and even before the four winning games in a row, we knew if we could go on a little run we could be really up there
“The aim before that run was to get into the play-offs and now we are hungry for more and fight to the end every single game.”