Aston Villa loanee Kortney Hause has spoken about the ambition to seal promotion with the Villains after managing the same with parent club Wolverhampton Wanderers last season. The 23-year-old watched the Wolves’ promotion to the top-flight on the sidelines but he is determined to realise the same with the Villains this season.

Speaking to reporters, Hause admitted that he is feeling better at his present club unlike at Wolves, where he had struggled for gametime. He added that watching the Wolves players seal promotion last term has made him hungry and he is hopeful of realising similar success with Dean Smith’s side this time around.

He said: “To be playing in a team actually pushing for promotion is way better than sitting on the bench (like last season. Even though I sat on the bench, I did learn just from watching. Watching other players at Wolves succeed promotion has made me hungry. I want that as well and to do the same at Villa. Hopefully we can carry on after the international break and really put our foot on the gas and give it a really good go.”

“Villa looked out of contention for the playoffs during the previous month where they managed just three points from five matches“. However, they have transformed their fortunes since the beginning of March with four successive victories and are currently occupying the sixth position on the standings with “another eight matches left“ for the regular season.

Meanwhile,Hause spoke about the tactical advice offered from assistant manager John Terry, which has enhanced his performances from the right side of the backline. The former Wycombe Wanderers graduate revealed that the defensive players have been working on the positioning under the Chelsea legend and there has been a particular focus of keeping switched on for the 90 minutes.