Villa skipper Barry: Carew is still to show his best

Barry said: “John’s come in with a big reputation across Europe and I’m sure the fans, like the players, weren’t too sure what to expect from him.

“But he’s come in and shown he’s willing to work hard for the team. The ability he’s shown and his strength and speed is all there to be seen.

“He’s not quite 100 per cent fit yet and when he is, he can get even better.”