Aston Villa's players claim not to have been speaking as one voice over what they think of their chairman, writes Ged Scott.
But they certainly do not look a divided unit on the park under caretaker manager Roy Aitken as they showed with a second pre-season win in as many matches at Hull City's KC Stadium last night.
Following Friday night's flowing football in the 5-0 win over Walsall at Bescot, Villa were made to work a lot harder for a 2-0 win on Humberside.
But goals by midfield men Steven Davis and Craig Gardner will send the managerless outfit into Saturday's match at Molineux to face Mick McCarthy's Wolverhampton Wanderers in good heart.
With Aitken having picked the same young team that beat Walsall, two of Villa's former FA Youth Cup winning team combined for the opener on the half-hour with Luke Moore setting up Davis to score the opener.
It then took a smart save from Stuart Taylor, again deputising for the injured Thomas Sorensen, to keep out Hull's best effort from Michael Turner.
But Gardner sealed the win in the last minute from close range after Gabriel Agbonlahor had done all the hard work for him.