Ehiogu backs 'mundane' Villa to prosper after cup win

Former Aston Villa defender Ugo Ehiogu has baked his old club to bask in the benefits after their FA Cup win over the weekend.

Former Aston Villa player Ugo Ehiogu told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast Show for talkSPORT has described what he feels is the biggest positive of his old side’s FA Cup win against West Brom.

Villa have endured a frustrating time of things domestically in the league in the past few weeks, but have started to hit a patch of good form under Tim Sherwood with back-to-back wins.

“It’s been a much needed boost, especially something to cheer about for the fans and the players,” said Ehiogu.

“You could see the joy in the after match reports - It gives them something out of the mundane and the struggles they have in the league – I think it will give them a refreshing change and something to kick on for in the league.”

The priority for Villa is definitely the Premier League and it will be interesting to see whether they can carry forward the little momentum they have started to create for themselves.

The win over the weekend would have done the belief of the players some good because several Villa stars would have grown used to the feeling of defeat over the season.

Villa can still salvage something from the wreckage and an FA Cup final spot alongside survival in the league would give Tim Sherwood the building blocks towards something greater ahead of an important summer and looking ahead to next season.

His biggest challenge is going to be preventing the side from slipping back into old habits when they suffer their next setback however it comes.

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