We compile the best photos from Leicester City's training session today.
The Foxes have been on a poor run of form recently, failing to win a match since September, but their spirits still seemed high in training.
The magnitude of their fixture this weekend can barely be underplayed, as they take on a Villa side also struggling.
Although the Claret and Blue won their most recent match against Crystal Palace 1-0, they failed to win for nine games prior to that and the pressure is still on at Villa Park.
A defeat to Leicester would put the side back to square one, and Nigel Pearson's team will be aiming to take advantage of that uncertainty.
Pearson, himself, has responded angrily to criticism from supporters this week and he appears to be feeling some threat to his job.
Training today looked a lighthearted affair despite this, and the players will be hoping that the jovial nature of the session provided them with a confidence boost going into the game.
Here are the best pictures from the training session this afternoon.