Emergence of a young star
Place of birth: London
Club: Aston Villa
Senior debut: v Fulham 30/8/09
Irish debut: v Wales 8/2/11
What they say
Gerard Houllier: "He is a clever player. He can play left-back, centre-back, midfield as well. He has an eye for goal. He can become better."
Richard Dunne: "He's got everything to become a star player. He's a great talent. It's great to have him as a new player coming through."
Kevin Kilbane: "He seems very calm. You can always put the kiss of death on young players, but he seems to be a player who is collected in himself. He's got a big future."