Aston Villa ace describes reaction to hearing John Terry rumours with one-word

Villa player James Chester in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Middlesbrough at Villa Park on September 12, 2017 in Birmingham, England.

Aston Villa made serious waves when they signed the 36-year-old in the summer.

James Chester of Aston Villa acknowledges the fans following the Sky Bet Championship match between Queens Park Rangers and Aston Villa at Loftus Road on December 18, 2016 in London,...

Villa defender James Chester sat down for an exclusive interview with the Daily Express, and shared his reaction to hearing the rumours that John Terry was set to sign for the club in the summer, highlighting his sheer disbelief.

The 36-year-old former England captain has been an inspiration during his time at Villa Park, with his performances continuing to defy his advancing years.

Aston Villa's new signing John Terry and manager Steve Bruce during the press conference at Villa Park on July 3, 2017 in Birmingham, England.

The Villans skipper has played in every single game for Steve Bruce's side so far this season, and he deserves great credit for the professional manner in which he continues to apply himself.

And Chester, 28, raved about Terry's influence on his own game, when speaking exclusively to the Daily Express, sharing how he was in a state of disbelief when hearing that the former Chelsea man could be moving to Villa Park:

"My first thought was disbelief when I heard the rumours about John Terry coming to Villa, but at 28, for me to be playing next to him and being around him every day, I’m really fortunate. I’m trying to learn all aspects of the game off him. Hopefully that can improve me in the future."

Aston Villa's new signing John Terry, manager Steve Bruce and Chairman Keith Wyness during the press conference at Villa Park on July 3, 2017 in Birmingham, England.

Both Chester and Terry have played every minute of every Championship game together this term, impressing with the acute manner in which they understand each other's games.

Bruce's side face a huge game against fierce rivals Birmingham City tomorrow, and they will need the pair to be at their absolute best if they are to leave St Andrews with all three points.

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