Aston Villa newcomer Michael Bradley admits he has taken inspiration from Roy Keane as he looks to bring the same all-action midfield style to the midlands club.
United States international Bradley has joined Villa on loan from Borussia Monchengladbach for the remainder of the campaign and the 23-year-old is a massive admirer of the qualities of former Manchester United skipper Keane and hopes he can be a positive influence at Villa Park.
"I am a midfielder who likes to give everything he has for the team," Bradley said. ""The one I looked up to was Roy Keane and the job he did at Manchester United. The way he was able to be the engine and heart of their team and help them be successful was something to aspire to."
He added: "I can attack and defend and impose myself in the centre of the field. I will do whatever it takes to help the team be successful.
"When you look at football nowadays, to have midfielders who can get forward, get in the box and get goals, that's important too and I try to do that.
"I have watched all sorts of games from when I was little and watched midfielders obviously."
Bradley is relishing the challenge of adjusting to the demands of the Barclays Premier League.
He said: "You watch the Premier League games and right away the speed and power of the game comes across. That's what sets the Premier League apart from any other in the world.
"To be part of that and be here and test myself in that environment, will be great.
"In each step along the way I have tried to improve myself as a player, take something each day into the matches and work hard. Now I have to take the experience I have gained along the way and use it as I get going in England."
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