Aston Villa star on what has changed since Tim Sherwood’s arrival

Tim Sherwood Press Conference 12/02/2014

Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood has lifted spirits around Villa Park.

On-loan Aston Villa winger Scott Sinclair says Tim Sherwood’s arrival as new boss has created a buzz around the club, the Mirror reports.

The former Tottenham Hotspur manager took over from Paul Lambert last week after the Scot was sacked following a poor run of results in the Premier League.

Sherwood’s first task as boss was to oversee Villa’s FA Cup clash against Leicester City and he will be pleased with what he witnessed as the team put their league troubles aside to claim a 2-1 victory.

However, the hard work starts this weekend as a Midlands derby against Stoke City at Villa Park awaits with the Villains currently occupying a place in the relegation zone.

While supporters could be forgiven for having a gloomy outlook at their predicament at present, Sinclair paints a different picture as he reveals how Sherwood’s arrival has energised the club.

“I think there’s a buzz around the squad and around the fans. Hopefully we can push forward now. Once you get a win and a couple of goals, it’s going to give confidence to everyone,” Sinclair explained.

“Hopefully now we go into the next game and show it again and get the points in the Premier League.

“Everyone has something to prove, no-one knows if they are going to play so everyone is going to raise their game come the weekend.

“We can look forward to what he’s got to bring, hopefully he can show it to the team and we can get out of what we need to get out of.”

Villa’s Premier League survival hopes may well depend on how well their new boss can utilise star striker Christian Benteke.

The Belgian ace has been likened to Spurs striker Emmanuel Adebayor on occasions – a player who hit top form during Sherwood’s stint as manager at White Hart Lane.

However, on that occasion Adebayor had a creative midfield to fall back on whereas Villa’s new boss certainly has his work cut out this time around.

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