Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood has informed the Tamworth Herald of the methods he has used to bring Charles N'Zogbia back to his best.
N'Zogbia had been one of Villa's major disappointments during Paul Lambert's time in charge of the club, but he has appeared resurgent under Sherwood's leadership so far.
The Frenchman has been one of Villa's star players ever since Sherwood was appointed and the Claret and Blues' boss has revealed how he has helped the attacking midfielder to improve his game.
"I've had to look at a lot of footage of Charles N'Zogbia, both at Aston Villa and from his time at Wigan, when he nearly singlehandedly kept them safe. He scored some fantastic goals in that period," he explained.
"I've told him there's no reason why he cannot get back to that. I've told him I want him fit and to do some extra fitness work and he's took that upon himself."
N'Zogbia now appears to be one of Villa's key players and if he maintains his current standards, he will be crucial to their chances of survival.
The 28-year-old is the side's main creative source and his pace means that he fits in well with the blistering forward line that Sherwood has deployed during his time in charge so far.
The threat that the Midlands side carry was on full display against Sunderland in their most recent fixture, where they won 4-0, and they will go into their game against Swansea City this weekend full of confidence.
Villa are set to host Swansea on Saturday and should be greeted by a very positive atmosphere at Villa Park, with momentum building at the club.