Aston Villa full-back Luke Young has hailed the influence of defensive lynchpin Richard Dunne and believes that the Republic of Ireland international has boosted the team spirit at Villa Park.
Since joining Villa from Manchester City in the summer, Dunne has been a major part of their push for a Champions League spot and Young believes his 'never say die' attitude has rubbed off on his team-mates.
"We are enjoying defending at the moment," Young told the Birmingham Mail.
"You see the ball drops in the box and there are three or four players trying to block it - nine times out of 10 Dunne blocks it, but we're all there just in case he doesn't!
"I think he's played a massive part since coming to the club and settling in like he has. He has been fantastic in pretty much every game he's played.
"He's an old-fashioned centre-half. He's like a magnet.
"Everything seems to land to him or he's always there and in the right place at the right time."