Aston Villa forced into double training as Gerard Houllier gets tough

09 October 2010 10:44
New Aston Villa manager Gerard Houllier has introduced doubletraining sessions so his players are fit enough to embrace the passinggame he wants them to adopt. [LNB]The Villa squad are undertaking fitness work in the mornings andthen technical work in the afternoons as the Houllier revolution beginsto take shape after nearly a month at the helm. [LNB] Double trouble: Gerard Houllier wants Aston Villa to do two-a-days[LNB]The former Liverpool boss is putting emphasis on players doing more running when in possession of the ball - and they can only manage this effectively if fit enough. [LNB]Villa defender Luke Young said: 'We've had double training sessions with fitness work in the morning and more technical football in the afternoon. [LNB]'I think the manager wants us as fit as we possibly can be and we have no complaints.[LNB] 'If I was a manager, that's exactly what I would want as well and the lads are enjoying it. [LNB]'We're just glad to get the morning sessions out of the way so at least we can have a bit of football in the afternoons. It's been good. Everything is being taken on board.'[LNB] Young, who has been given a new lease of life under Houllier, added: 'The manager didn't want to change everything straight away. [LNB]'He wants to implement his ideas slowly. You don't want to come in and rock the boat too much. "I think that's the right way. We're slowly seeing changes, though - and hopefully that will benefit us in the coming months.'[LNB] Villa's MacDonald in line to replace Hughes as Hibernian bossThe Firing Line: Kop out! Pressure piles on Roy HodgsonCarew admits he is open to offers before deciding on Aston Villa futureASTON VILLA FC: All the latest news across the web [LNB] [LNB]  Explore more:People: Gerard Houllier, Luke Young Places: Liverpool

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