Aston Villa star Scott Sinclair reveals the first thing he noticed about Tim Sherwood

Scott Sinclair has heaped praise on Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood.

Aston Villa winger Scott Sinclair has praised the impact of manager Tim Sherwood during an interview with the club's official website.

Sinclair, 26, was actually signed by previous boss Paul Lambert in January, penning a loan deal until the end of the season from Manchester City.

The former Swansea ace has now signed a permanent deal with Villa, and whilst he has been in and out of the side under Sherwood, he is now looking to rebuild his career after stagnating at Manchester City ever since his 2012 move.

Sherwood, formerly of Tottenham, has made a strong impression in his four months at Villa, though Saturday's 4-0 defeat to Arsenal in the FA Cup final was a disappointment for everyone.

Now able to prepare for another season in the Premier League having avoided relegation, Sinclair has reflected on Sherwood's first few months in the Villa Park hot seat.

Speaking to the club's official website, Sinclair says that Sherwood has been 'great' - as well as adding that he noticed better training as soon as Sherwood arrived in place of Lambert back in February.

"The gaffer has been great since he's walked in the door. He made a big difference when he came in," said Sinclair. "The first thing I noticed was that he upped the intensity of training. He definitely lifted things."

"They key with the gaffer is that he knows exactly what he wants from his players. It's then up to his players to produce. He's very precise with his instructions - there's no grey areas - he tells you what he expects and if you do that, he's happy," he added.

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