Known for exceptional ball control and superb passing, he made his first professional appearance for Aston Villa in 2003, signing with Cardiff City in 2007.
He played youth soccer for Aston Villa from 2001-2003.
From 2004-2007, he played for England's under-21 national team.
He was born in Nuneaton, England.
From 2005-2007, he was Gabriel Agbonlahor's teammate on Aston Villa.