Fabian Delph insists Aston Villa won’t feel the heat against Norwich City

Grant Holt and Fabian Delph battle for the ball during the Capital One Cup quarter final between Nor

Grant Holt and Fabian Delph battle for the ball during the Capital One Cup quarter final between Norwich City and Aston Villa earlier in the season. - Credit: PA

Fabian Delph insists Aston Villa's young bucks are feeling no pressure in the white heat of a Barclays Premier League relegation scrap as they bid to virtually confirm their top-flight status by winning at Carrow Road tomorrow.

It is a remarkable situation given Paul Lambert's men have spent most of the season being among the favourites for the drop but Delph insists any concern never seeped into the Villa dressing room.

'We are young players and we have fire in our bellies,' said the midfielder. 'It might sound mad but we are not feeling that much pressure.

'We are going out there and enjoying it. We have been selected to do a job and that is what we have been doing. We will work 100 per cent in every game. If it is not going for us we will still keep going.'

Christian Benteke, with 22 goals this season, is the key man, Delph declaring: 'Christian is a natural monster. When he first came I asked him whether he ate raw meat. Some defenders try to rough him up but everyone who has tried it has failed.'