Wales international James Chester is reportedly taking tips from former England captain John Terry in order to up his game a level.

The 28-year-old plays alongside Terry at Aston Villa after the latter made the switch from Chelsea on a free transfer.

Both Chester and Terry have started all five of the new season's Championship games, and the Welshman believes that he is benefiting from the wealth of experience from the Chelsea favourite.

Ahead of Wales' World Cup qualifier against Austria at Cardiff, Chester told reporters: "It has been good. He has an awful lot of experience. When you play with good players it makes your job easier and at 28 it is a good time for me to be playing with someone with such success in the game. With the leadership skills he has got, I am enjoying being around him and learning. Hopefully I can pick up a few things and improve myself that way. In the communication between each other you pick up on little bits."

Chris Coleman's side are currently in a tight situation in their group as they find themselves four points adrift of joint leaders Serbia and Ireland. While the former remain favourites to qualify from their group, Coleman will be hoping for a slip from either nation as he aims to take Wales to the World Cup for the first time since 1958.

The Euro 2016 semi-finalists face four must-win games before the end of the qualification phase, and any points dropped could cost them in their bid to reach the major tournament. Coleman has decided to juggle with youth with the likes of Ben Woodburn and Ethan Ampadu earning surprise call-ups to the squad, and it would not come as a surprise if he does decide to offer either an opportunity late in the game.