Mile Jedinak hugely impressed by first impressions of Aston Villa manager and owner

Australia's Mile Jedinak (R)

The £4 million signing is feeling confident about his new club.

Crystal Palace's Mile Jedinak at the end

New Aston Villa signing Mile Jedinak has revealed in a live Facebook Q&A that he has been deeply impressed with what he has seen and heard so far from manager Roberto di Matteo and owner Tony Xia.

Jedinak joined the Villans in a £4 million deal from Crystal Palace on Wednesday, becoming the sixth first-team player to join the relegated club's revolution.

Villa have begun their season in very mixed fashion, suffering late defeat in their opener against Sheffield Wednesday and a humiliating cup exit to League Two Luton Town before taking four points from their first two home games in the last week.

Despite those differing fortunes, Jedinak is already getting caught up in the enthusiasm and optimism surrounding the club and approves greatly of the goals set out by Di Matteo and Xia.

New manager Roberto Di Matteo and new owner Dr Tony Xia during the press conference

The 32-year-old said in the Facebook Q&A: "I’m impressed, there are no two ways about that. I had a brief chat with the owner today and spoke to Roberto di Matteo a few days ago.

"You can feel the exuberance and positive energy of what they are trying to do. It’s definitely rubbing off. It’s very exciting, everyone wants to see Aston Villa back in the Premier League and kicking on from there.

New manager Roberto Di Matteo and New owner Dr Tony Xia pose after the press conference

"It’s great to see this club with such a rich history of being in the top flight, it’s an exciting prospect. Anyone will tell you that it’s a special club and I’ve already noticed that."

Jedinak will be hopeful of playing a leading role for Villa this term in the centre of midfield as the club looks to earn promotion back to the Premier League at the first attempt.

He also spoke of what is needed for the club to achieve that ambition, and suggested that his experience and knowledge can play a large role in helping Villa return to the big time.

Crystal Palace's Mile Jedinak celebrates after the match

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